Iain Lees-Galloway


MP for Palmerston North

Spokesperson for Workplace Relations and Safety, Immigration, & Defence

Contact Iain Lees-Galloway

Iain has lived in Palmerston North for nearly 20 years and has been its Member of Parliament since 2008. Over that time Iain has seen Palmerston North become a more self-confident city with a strong identity as a multicultural urban-provincial centre with strengths in logistics, distribution, events and food innovation.

Iain wants to see the benefits of playing to those strengths shared with everyone in Palmerston North. Palmerston North needs more affordable houses, better healthcare, safer communities and Government support for businesses engaged in research and development. Manawatu and the lower North Island urgently need a replacement for the Manawatu Gorge Road and a long-term commitment to passenger rail between Palmerston North and Wellington. Palmerston North needs an experienced representative in a Labour-led Government to deliver the changes our city and region need.

Iain has built a career on advocating for others and achieving positive change. He looks forward to taking that experience into Government and helping the city where he lives with his wife and three children make the most of its strengths and opportunities.

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


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Time for a breather on immigration

July 21, 2017

National has no idea how to house the record number of people entering New Zealand, let alone cope with the pressure on health, education, and transport from this record population growth, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

Survey shows many international students plan to stay in NZ after study

June 13, 2017

Most international students in New Zealand at PTEs (private training establishments) who have a plan for themselves after study intend to stay in New Zealand to work. This shows how low-level education has become a backdoor immigration route under National, says Labour Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

Nats unprepared for record immigration

May 19, 2017

National’s under-investment in housing, public services, and infrastructure means New Zealand is literally running out of beds for the record number of new migrants, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

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