Iain Lees-Galloway

MP for Palmerston North

Spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety
Spokesperson for Immigration

Contact Iain Lees-Galloway

Iain believes in the power of people working together to create stronger families, a stronger community and a stronger economy.  His priority is to enable opportunities for Palmerston North to make the most of its many strengths.  Iain is passionate about creating a healthy, sustainable future for children born today.

Iain has been the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North since 2008 and is an experienced advocate and campaigner for his city and for the issues that matter to his electorate. Previous roles with the NZ Nurses Organisation and MedLab Central have made him passionate about healthcare, the largest employent in Palmerston North.  Iain is married with three children and enjoys rugby, football, singing and theatre.

Career Highlights:

  • Campaigns and Media Advisor for the NZ Nurses Organisation
  • Massey University Student Association President
  • Laboratory Technician for MedLab Central at Palmerston North Hospital
  • Labourer on the Tararua Windfarm

Contact Iain Lees-Galloway

Electorate office

Address: 46 Princess Street, PO Box 1430, Palmerston North 4440
Phone: 06 356 5958

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 6967


Latest from Iain Lees-Galloway

Migrant exploitation must be stamped out

September 08, 2016

Migrant workers are being treated like slaves by rogue employers and the Government has failed to get on top of the issue, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“A report released by Caritas Aotearoa details ongoing exploitation of migrant workers such as employers failing to pay the minimum wage, paying less than was promised, failing to provide a written employment agreement and providing poor living conditions.

Get real Mr Woodhouse: Review immigration properly

September 05, 2016

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is treating New Zealanders like fools with his phoney review, Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

“There needs to be a full review of the immigration system, not, as Mr Woodhouse is suggesting, a bogus review where the outcome has already been decided.

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

August 24, 2016

Just 16,000 – or 8 per cent – of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for occupations for which there is an identified skills shortage, says Labour Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The overwhelming majority of the record number of work visas issued last year were for jobs that kiwis can do.

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