SL born human rights lawyer Vanushi Walters elected New Zealand MP

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 10:04 AM Oct 18 2020
Local SL born human rights lawyer Vanushi Walters elected New Zealand MP

Sri Lankan born Vanushi Walters of New Zealand’s Labour Party has won the race to be Upper Harbour MP in northwest Auckland, taking over from retiring National MP Paula Bennett.

She claimed a narrow victory over National candidate Jake Bezzant, a former tech company chief executive and cricketer for Hamilton, receiving 14,142 votes to Bezzant’s 12,727.

During the campaign, Walters, a board member of Amnesty International, said she was passionate about the electorate because of its “diverse” and “warm” communities.

(Source: stuff.co.nz)


CEYLON TODAY | Published: 10:04 AM Oct 18 2020

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