Christopher Luxon visits Thames on Day 5 as National Party Leader
Written by John Grant on December 4, 2021
Christopher Luxon was elected unopposed this week as the new leader of the National Party and 5 days later here he is visiting our district.
He’s quickly into the new role and has been out and about visiting different places around New Zealand every day in the job so far. Today he was in Thames for a visit and spent time with local media before hitting the streets with MP Scott Simpson.
CFM had the opportunity of spending several minutes with the new leader of the National Party, a party that has struggled to make any headway in recent polls under the previous leadership of Judith Collins. Our time with Chris was spent in an engaging discussion about important topics impacting the local area.
He said that there has been a significant underspend in key areas over many years and it needed fixing. He talked about the need for solutions and why he has combined the Finance and Infrastructure roles under the leadership of Simon Bridges. “The solution was in local and central Government working together on solutions for issues such as three waters”.
He also mentioned roading and was very conscious that National have promised on three separate occasions plans to resolve Coromandel one way bridges and has not been able to deliver. He said that there are many parts of the country where urgent issues need resolution and he was looking forward to being part of a solution for these problems.
After a discussion that could have gone on for sometime, was over, the National leader and Scott Simpson walked along Pollen Street, stopped and talked to people on the way and discussed the challenges facing the region. He is easy to talk with and engaging and shows a great passion for the country and is clear about the many challenges facing both our region and New Zealand.
We will post a copy of the extended chat soon.