From the deep south to Pukekohe
Sarah was elected as the Member of Parliament for Invercargill in the 2014 General Election. As the daughter of two police officers, justice and law and order issues are key for her. After graduating from Otago University and being admitted to the Bar in 1998, she established a successful career practising commercial and environmental law.
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