About

Patrick Leyland

I live in Melbourne, Victoria and am a member of the New Zealand Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party. As you may have guessed, I do a lot of thinking (and doing) about politics, particularly campaigns, in New Zealand and other western democracies.

I’m a former President of Young Labour, and have extensive campaign experience. As well as plenty of grassroots activism, I have managed campaigns for Grant Robertson (2011), Paul Eagle (2010) and wrote the campaign strategy for Rino Tirikatene (2011). More recently, I worked as the Senior Communications Advisor for David Shearer as Leader of the Opposition from 2012-2013 and campaign managed for Mark Peck (2013).

Feel free to contact me via patrick.leyland@gmail.com

James Caygill

I live in Christchurch Central and I’m an active member of the New Zealand Labour Party. As you may have guessed, I do a lot of thinking (and doing) about politics, particularly political strategy, in New Zealand and other western democracies.

I’ve an eclectic professional background. I’m a former adviser in the fifth Labour government,working for a number of Ministers including in the Office of Helen Clark, and have extensive campaign experience – the first campaign I remember is 1984.

For three years I managed the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (the 35-year strategic plan for Christchurch and the surrounding area) which despite geological intervention is still the main strategic plan for Christchurch.

Throughout 2011 I was the Chief Executive of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

You can contact me on torshin@torshin.net

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. How about you guys actually find out the facts about fluoridation.

    The Professional Perspectives – 28 minute doco featuring doctors, dentists, scientists and environmental professionals:

    Dr Anna Goodwin, Hamilton Oncologist:

    Plus I listened to Colin Craig on Radio Live and when asked if he believed in Chem Trails he said he didn’t know. He said he hadn’t looked into so why should he have an opinion. Isn’t that more sensible than being ignorant but having an opinion anyway?

    1. Hi CT

      That’s because they are polling well under the 5% threshold. I’m recording all the data and including it in my forecast, but just like United Future, they’re not on the chart because they’re not predicted to win any seats.

      Cheers

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