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
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.
‘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.
‘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.
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.