Priyanca has lived and worked overseas, and around Aotearoa NZ. She has spent her work life advocating on behalf of groups of people whose voices are often unheard - women survivors of domestic violence, and migrant workers who have been exploited - and lobbying government for legislative and policy change.
She has also worked with our diverse communities across Aotearoa and is committed to ensuring that their voices are heard at all levels of decision-making.
For Priyanca, politics is about choices. She believes that decision-making should be community-led and should lead to better outcomes for everyone, not just the privileged few.
Priyanca strongly believes that everyone - regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality or socio-economic status – should have the opportunity to live with dignity. That means equitable access to affordable housing, quality education and decent, secure work. It also means that everyone should feel safe both in their homes and on the streets.
Priyanca is a proud union member and a List Member of Parliament based in Maungakiekie, Auckland. She is a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, National Council of Women (Auckland) and UN Women.
She lives in Auckland with her husband and two lovely rescue dogs. She is also passionate about animal rights and dog-friendly spaces.