Media Release: FUTURE WEST CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED

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Future West Team

The Future West team has selected the candidates they wish to stand in the Waitakere Ward for the Auckland Council elections in October under the banner “Future West”.

The values Future West candidates are campaigning on include:
– keeping public assets in public ownership, no privatisation;
– restoring local democracy;
– retaining local identity for communities and ensuring they have a strong voice.

“The candidates that we have picked to stand for the Future West team have a great mixture of skills, experience, background, age, enthusiasm and ethnicity that we think reflects the diversity of the ward” says Future West Chair Greg Presland.

“The candidates we have selected represent the grassroots community and will be working together to restore democracy to the Super City for the future of everyone in the Waitakere Ranges, Henderson and Massey” says GAG President Mels Barton.

The candidates standing for the Waitakere Ranges Local Board in the Waitakere Ward for Future West are:

Greg Presland
Denise Yates
Neil Henderson
Steve Tollestrup

The candidates standing for the Henderson-Massey Local Board in the Waitakere Ward for Future West are:

Jeremy Greenbrook-Held
Melody Shinnick
Gary Stewart
Lyndon Walker
Lincoln Dam
Richard Prakash

The candidates standing for the Portage Licensing Trust for Future West are:

Lorraine Wilson
Ami Chand
Neil Henderson
Brett Austin

The candidate standing for the Waitakere Licensing Trust for Future West is:

Jeremy Greenbrook-Held

More details regarding all candidates are available on the Future West and City Vision websites at www.futurewest.org.nz

Future West is a coalition of the Labour Party, Green Party and independent community groups.
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Media contact: For more information contact
Mels Barton on 021 213 7779 or mels@wombatsenvironmental.co.nz
Tony Dunn on 021 812 840 or tony.dunn@greens.org.nz
Or Greg Presland on 021998411 or walaw@paradise.net.nz

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