Press Release – Liz Shaw – Candidate for Auckland Central 2011
Earlier this week sassy candidate Liz Shaw announced she would be contesting the seat of Auckland Central in this year’s General Election as an independent. Liz Shaw doesn’t have a perfect past. In 2005 she was studying at the University of …
Planning to Help the Homeless in Auckland
Earlier this week sassy candidate Liz Shaw announced she would be contesting the seat of Auckland Central in this year’s General Election as an independent.
Liz Shaw doesn’t have a perfect past. In 2005 she was studying at the University of Auckland. Steve Crow , ‘the porn king’ advertised a nude model search in Craccum, the University of Auckland’s student magazine. The prize was $10,000 wiped off the winner’s student loan. Shaw participated and posed nude. Members of the public are raising concerns about her credibility and integrity as a legitimate candidate.
Other politicians such as Pete Hodgson and Don Brash have come under scrutiny for their behaviour outside of parliament. More recently Darren Hughes was in the spotlight regarding a sexual assault on an 18 year old.
There are several questions on Liz Shaw’s Facebook page relating to her previous actions.
Questions being thrown at Liz Shaw include, “[S]o lets say hypothetically you get elected. You are an instant role model for young kids in your community. What are you going to say to them when they find out [you were] posed in sexually explicit pictures (in NZX) mag to pay off your student loan”.
People have suggested that if successful in her quest for the seat of Auckland Central she would be a role model towards children and other young people, and questioned whether this is consistent with her past actions.
Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett was previously on the DPB and that didn’t hold her back. John Key’s father died when he was 6 and that didn’t hold him back. He’s now the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
“You’re always going to come up against hurdles in whatever you do but it’s what you do with them that makes the difference. If we let our past dictate what we are today we would never get anything done and people wouldn’t achieve”.
Liz Shaw has policies on self sufficiency and addressing the issue of homelessness in Auckland Central. She will actively seek to “help the homeless into jobs and off the streets” rather than “moving them on” as is currently the case. This would be in the form of hiring more social workers and solving the root of the issue rather than throwing money at it. Miss Shaw will seek to have fewer homeless people on the streets and more in jobs by 2014.
Liz Shaw has one final statement relating to this, “I think because of my history, I can actually be an inspiration to people that no matter what you’ve come against you can still achieve and contribute positively to society. You’ve just got to put your mind to it”.