GLBT Supporter Phil Goff Leads Mayoral Race

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Former Labour leader and Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff has established a strong lead in the Auckland mayoral race according to a recent survey.PG Standing 1 (1)

The survey from Survey Sampling International commissioned for the Spinoff shows that the GLBT supportive Labour MP received 60.3% of votes cast, with his closest contender, former Xero executive Victoria Crone on 15.5%.

The poll shows that only four weeks out from voting for Auckland’s new mayor, Goff is the significantly preferred candidate.

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As an open supporter of queer rights in New Zealand, Goff has voted in favour of marriage equality, civil unions, and the Homosexual law reform.

Goff told express:  “I’m standing for Mayor to create a better and more inclusive Auckland.”

“I stand for an inclusive city which welcomes diversity and opposes prejudice. Earlier this year I was acknowledged by the LGBTI community for consistently supporting equal rights for people regardless of their sexuality.  I was proud in 1985 to support and vote for the Homosexual Law Reform Act, despite strong opposition from fundamentalist groups within my own electorate.”

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