Glen has worked across social and business enterprise, restorative justice, community development and youth support, and helped the region create a plan for its future as a facilitator of Taranaki 2050 workshops. Glen is a trained celebrant and in 2016 was one of the organisers of the Peace Hikoi to Parihaka and been involved in the Just Transition conversation.
Glen has been a long-term advocate and community champion for the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell and its residents, as well as a life-long foster parent – he is now seeing the positive impact this has made on the next generation of foster children, and counts this as one of his greatest successes.
Having worked throughout the New Plymouth community for two decades, Glen knows the challenges many face and has a proven record in developing solutions and pathways to help overcome these.
He is committed to ensuring all members of his community feel they belong, can actively participate, and can reach their full potential. Labour’s equally strong focus on secure housing, fair incomes, high quality education, decent healthcare, and action on climate change has motivated him to stand for Parliament for the people of New Plymouth.
He knows he can make a positive difference for New Plymouth from within a Labour-led Government.