Kieran is standing to be MP for Wairarapa because of a genuine passion for his region and a desire to see it thrive.
His family have lived in Wairarapa for 171 years, since his great-grandmother’s great-grandfather, Henry Burling, was the first settler in what is now Featherston.
He is standing for Labour because of its commitment to regional New Zealand. Labour supports rural and regional areas like Wairarapa and backs our primary industries.
Kieran is deeply involved in his community. He is a volunteer firefighter, board member of Wings over Wairarapa and Golden Shears, a trustee of the Masterton Community Trust and Chair of Relay for Life. He is also on the Board of Trustees at Chanel College and a director of Trust House Ltd.
Kieran is concerned that people are finding it harder to get ahead. He doesn’t accept growing regional inequality and unemployment. There has to be a better way. Labour will invest in our regions, so there are jobs and opportunities.
Kieran and Labour are committed to work for a stronger economy that delivers decent work and higher wages.