Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Chartered accountant Nancy Lu enters Parliament as List MP

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Nancy Lu has become a List MP for the National Party. Photo supplied

East Auckland chartered accountant Nancy Lu has a new career, having entered Parliament as a National Party List MP.

Her new role is due to National’s Andrew Bayly winning the Port Waikato by-election on November 25.

Bayly was already in Parliament on National’s List, so by winning the by-election he’s created a List spot, which has been filled by Lu.

Lu, a qualified chartered accountant, said during the general election campaign she wanted her children and every Kiwi child to grow up in a New Zealand where they can truly succeed.

“I’m standing for National because it’s the only party with the ability to competently manage our economy so we can deliver more opportunities and help our young people succeed here at home.

“It’s only through a strong economy that New Zealand can reduce the cost-of-living and interest rates, lift incomes and ensure businesses can truly thrive.”

Lu moved with her parents from China to New Zealand in 1987 when she was nine years old and went on to attend Pakuranga Intermediate School and Macleans College.

She graduated from the University of Auckland with first-class honours in international business and a double major in accounting with her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Lu recently gained a Master in Public Administration qualification from the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School in the US.

She worked as a chartered accountant and has a professional background in accounting, finance, and international trade and has held roles including with Auckland Council, PwC, EY and Fonterra.

She’s been actively involved in the National Party for many years and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

During the campaign Lu talked about the issue of rising crime and how it’s impacting Kiwis.

She said people felt unsafe in their communities and only National could stop the “soft-on-crime” approach and restore law and order.

“We will back our police with the tools they need to tackle gang crime, we’ll introduce boot camps to set the most serious young offenders on a more productive path, and we’ll strengthen consequences for crime and increase support for victims.

“This is the most important election in a generation.

“I’ll be campaigning strongly across New Zealand’s diverse communities on National’s excellent suite of policies focused on reducing the cost of living, restoring law and order and improving our schools and healthcare.”

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