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A busy day campaigning has seen National’s by-election candidate Dr Parmjeet Parmar talking with locals about the issues that matter to them. 

Today Dr Parmar visited two rest homes and met local residents with Hon Maggie Barry to hear feedback and concerns about life in Mt Roskill.

“Around 11 per cent of Mt Roskill’s residents are over the age of 65, so they are a large and important part of our community. Our seniors contribute a lot to making the area a great place to live and work, and I have always been committed to ensuring they are listened to, respected, and well cared for,” Dr Parmar says.

“Like them, I am eager to see more improvements to local public transport – particularly making sure the bus routes are sensibly designed to really serve local residents and constructing better quality bus stops. 

“I also share their concern about the safety of some parts of the electorate, which is why Auckland Council needs to look at investing more in street lights and improving some of the street crossings.

“While some politicians find these issues small or unimportant, these are exactly the types of things that I am committed to working on because they really make a difference to peoples’ lives – especially our older residents.

“I’m running a strong campaign to be Mt Roskill’s electorate MP because locals need a representative with a clear mandate who can stand up to the Council and Local Board on these important issues.

“I am the only candidate with the local knowledge and experience to advocate for the things that really matter to Mt Roskill.” 

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