Meet Gwendoline Keel
Government support and policy direction are vital to people, families, and businesses in achieving their goals. I want my daughter to be able to grow up and succeed in Aotearoa|New Zealand as I was able to.
My parents came from England to Aotearoa|New Zealand in the 1960s and I was born on the East Coast, in Te Puia Springs. After studying at Auckland University, I started my career in Wellington and worked in Australia and Taranaki, before returning to the Auckland/Waikato area. I’m now an experienced commercial lawyer and not-for-profit governance and management specialist.
We can be proud that our Government places people and whaanau at the centre of its economic plans and crises responses. Supporting our businesses so they can get moving again and in turn support their staff has seen us recover to an extent that is the envy of other nations. In our regions, we see first-hand Labour’s deep commitment to working in partnership with Maaori. I want to ensure that everyone can get ahead by reducing poverty, providing quality health care and education, housing, and jobs. This will create a fairer society that everyone can participate in and be who they want to be. Labour is true to these values and that’s why I’m proud to stand for Labour.