The Labour Party has selected its candidate for the Whangaparaoa electorate – 71-year-old former aged care and social worker Lorayne Ferguson of Redvale.
Lorayne returned to NZ seven years ago after a 34-year career in the UK.
She has lived and worked in Auckland, including at North Shore Hospital, and has experience in social work management, specialising in dementia care. She has also volunteered with the Prisoners Aid Association.
Lorayne joined the NZ Labour Party in 2013 after more than 30 years in the UK Labour Party.
“As a young 71-year-old, I want to speak for older New Zealanders who are too often ignored in important decisions,” Lorayne says.