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Rachel Boyack
MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Nelson
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Political partyLabour
ResidenceNelson

Rachel Boyack is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Prior to parliament[edit]

For three years, Rachel Boyack was the student union president for Saniti, the student union for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.[1][2] Following that, from about 2012 onward, she became the Nelson organiser of First Union.[1]

(((Her actions while reported in the media include protesting pay at supermarkets,[3] clashing with the Nelson Mayor,[4] opposing the closure of a bank's branch in Stoke[5] (unsucessfully)[6] and many more - Stuff has dozens of articles that mention her.

(((She may be the same Rachel Boyack mentioned as the assistant director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson.[7]

(((This article[8] suggests she used to be called Rachel Boyack-Mayer.

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd Nelson 48 Labour

Boyack has been a member of the Labour Party since 2005.[1] She was selected as its candidate for the Nelson electorate in January 2017,[9] having expressed an interest in doing so in 2015.[1] The Nelson electorate had been held by National Party MP Nick Smith since 1996. She was also placed on the Labour party list at 48th place.[10]

In the 2017 general election, she was elected to the Nelson seat with a majority of XXX.

OR

While Boyack did not unseat incumbent Nelson MP Nick Smith, coming XXXth with XX% of the electorate vote, Labour won enough of the party vote to enter parliament as a list MP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Knott, Stacey (14 April 2015). "Nelson union rep Rachel Boyack considering running for Labour". Stuff. Nelson Mail. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^ Roberts, Adam (2011-03-24). "Students hit by hardship". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  3. ^ "Union reps arrested at Nelson supermarket protests". Stuff. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  4. ^ Long, Jessica (13 December 2016). "Online political clash 'out of hand' over Easter trading policy". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  5. ^ Leov, Tasha (19 August 2016). "Nelson residents upset over proposed Westpac closures". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ Carson, Jonathan (22 September 2016). "Closure of Westpac's Stoke branch 'extreme arrogance', Grey Power says". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  7. ^ Leov, Tasha (31 May 2016). "Nelson Cathedral invite youth to be choristers". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  8. ^ Kidson, Sally (2010-11-03). "Range of options put to crowd of 200". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  9. ^ Anderson, Charles (20 January 2017). "Rachel Boyack selected as Labour Party candidate for Nelson". Stuff. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  10. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". Scoop.co.nz. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.


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