Had the rare opportunity to meet with David Shearer. He came to Mt Albert Baptist Church today.
I was once involved in elections. I was employed to count votes in Malaysia.
- MP for Mt Albert (candidate for Mt Albert in 2014)
- Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs
- Spokesperson for Energy
former United Nations worker. He spent nearly 20 years working for the UN, managing the provision of aid to countries including Somalia, Rwanda, Liberia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq. In 1992 Shearer was named (together with his wife) as New Zealander of the Year by the New Zealand Herald. The following year he was appointed as Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the British New Years Honours list. In 2009 he won the Mount Albert by-election becoming a Member of the Parliament of New Zealand for the Labour Party. He was the leader of the New Zealand Labour Party from December 2011 to August 2013. He currently serves as the party spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Energy & Resources