Well done Helen

Helen Clark’s lobbying of the UK Government has paid off and New Zealanders with UK grandparents are not going to lose their right to gain ancestry visas allowing them work and live in the UK for up to five years.

It would have been a disaster if had been scrapped. The Kiwi OE to London is (I think) a hugely important part of growing up.

You only do direct PM to PM lobbying on the really big issues. was one of those where that was appropriate and necessary, and I am sure it had an influence on the decision not to abolish them.

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