Jan loves living in Tauranga, having lived in the city with her family for over a decade. She passionately believes everyone should have equal opportunity to succeed in life. Everyone in Tauranga should have the opportunity to benefit from our region's growing economy. This isn’t happening; yet.
Jan is the former principal of Merivale School, Tauranga’s sole decile 1 school. Throughout her career in education, she has fiercely advocated at a national level for equal educational opportunities. After seeing families struggling in her local community, she has campaigned for them to access "the basics".
Jan believes that all New Zealanders, regardless of their background, deserve the opportunity to be the best they can be. As a Labour Member of Parliament, Jan is looking to continue the fight for warm, dry and affordable homes for all who need them, a world class, free education system for all, dignity at work, and access to good quality health services for everyone.
She is proud to be a Labour List MP based in Tauranga.