National’s candidate for Botany Christopher Luxon drew large numbers to St Columba Church on Ti Rakau Drive last Tuesday night for his first public meeting in the lead up to the September General Election.
Around 200 people attended the event where Luxon shared his story of his journey into politics.
East FM DJ Phil Taylor facilitated a discussion with Luxon for the audience, first asking about the change from the corporate world into politics.
Taylor and Luxon touched on how the campaign trail has been in their conversation for the audience.
“This campaign isn’t about me, it’s about the people of Botany and although this public meeting was a chance to share my story and vision for Botany’s future, it was more importantly a chance to listen to the concerns of those who came along,” Luxon said.
“The job of an MP is to represent people and that is what this campaign is all about.”
Talking about the good turnout a party spokesperson said, “Often sitting MPs muster 50 odd people for public meetings so the attendance tonight proves great traction in Christopher’s candidacy for Botany.”
Botany is traditionally a safe National seat, gaining 60.8 per cent of the party vote and a 12,839 candidate vote majority in the 2017 election.
This year’s election will be contested with polls closing on September 19.