Kiri Allan

Kiri Allan is the Labour Party candidate for the East Coast electorate in the 2017 General Election.

Politics
Nov 16, 2017

‘Nana, I stand here to honour your name’: Kiri Allan’s maiden speech

In a powerful and acclaimed first parliamentary speech, the new Labour MP pledges to give a voice to the voiceless

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Politics
Oct 21, 2017

We did it, now let’s actually do it – Kiri Allan on delight for Labour (and two other labours)

I’d forced myself not to think about it, but now the incredible has happened, writes Spinoff candidate diarist and new star of the Labour caucus

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Politics
Sep 18, 2017

Labour's Kiri Allan on going into #labour4Labour

Five days out from the election, Kiri Allan writes about being both a first-time candidate and first-time mum in the latest instalment of her campaign diary.

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Politics
Aug 2, 2017

Labour’s emerging star Kiri Allan on the day of chaos which elevated Jacinda

'On Monday night I was scratching my head about how to inspire Labour supporters. And then along came Jacinda.'

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Politics
Jun 23, 2017

‘The culture of politics can take a few lessons from rugby’: Kiri Allan kicks off full-time campaigning

Kiri Allan on the emotional rollercoaster after chucking in the day job, growing a layer of skin to deal with the scrutiny, a gathering of women who get shit done, and rugby as a metaphor.

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Politics
May 10, 2017

‘Let’s be honest, I wanted to throw up’: Kiri Allan on taking the Labour message from the doorsteps to the TV studio

In her second candidate diary for the Spinoff, Labour's candidate for East Coast describes door-knocking in the electorate, meeting fellow diarist Chlöe Swarbrick, fronting a press stand-up after that controversial list announcement, and a big TV appearance.

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Politics
Apr 11, 2017

Kiri Allan on standing in the East Coast, where times are hard and the people shine

In her debut candidate diary for the Spinoff, Labour hopeful Kiri Allan explains why she decided to go home to the East Coast and stand for parliament, and the devastating impact of recent floods on Edgecumbe and the region.

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