The Herald reports:
Georgina Beyer says she is ‘left with nothing’ after death of campaign funder …
“There’s not a lot of well-paid employment around in Wairarapa, and I would want more than the 500 bucks a week I was on at Michael Hill.
“It’s an awful feeling that the only thing you’re skilled at doing is politics and other than that arena, it’s not really required anywhere else.”
Indeed. This is why it is good to develop some private sector skills before entering Parliament.
Ms Beyer was a Labour MP from 1999 to 2007 after serving as Mayor of Carterton for seven years.
“I should never have left local government in the first place. I like local government very, very much. Parliament was really an interruption.”
She was disappointed to leave Parliament without a political appointment, and at times had felt disillusioned during her three-year hiatus.
The sense of entitlement is staggering.