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To win the Taieri seat, Labour's Ingrid Leary and her team attended 134 street corner meetings, knocked on 4150 doors, phoned 11,000 voters and delivered 50,000 brochures.
Leary said she was ready to start work for the electorate, and be part of a strong southern team in Parliament.
Leary relocated from Waiheke Island to Dunedin last year, where she previously went to law school.
She has an impressive CV, including an award-winning career in broadcasting, and a more recent role as the director of the British Council.
Leary said her whole career had been about “creating a space for voices who don't get heard”.
Rachel Brooking is celebrating her birthday with a new career.
The Dunedin lawyer, who turned 45 on Sunday, has made it into Parliament as a Labour list MP on the back of the party’s strong election results.
At number 46 on the list, Brooking is now packing her bag and making her way to Wellington, so any birthday celebrations will have to wait.
Brooking said she has had a life-long interest in politics and was one of the people appointed by Cabinet to review the Resource Management Act. She is interested in environment law and hoped to help the Government implement its policies, particularly those surrounding the environment.
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