Local party members have selected Catherine Chu as National’s candidate in Port Hills for the 2020 General Election.
Catherine Chu is 23 years old and is currently a Private Banking Manager and Authorised Financial Advisor at the Bank of New Zealand.
“I’m honoured and excited to be chosen as National’s candidate in Port Hills and am grateful to the party for their support,” Ms Chu says.
“Our communities here benefited from the previous National Government’s strong economic management and focus on results. People here work hard to get ahead and expect their tax dollars to be spent wisely, in a way that achieves things.
“Unfortunately this Government’s experimental policies are seeing families struggle with the rising cost of living. Port Hills is suffering because of a Coalition Government that is breaking its promises to Kiwis and failing to deliver on the things that matter.
“A National Government would provide tax relief for families and focus spending on what really matters – health, education and infrastructure. National knows how to run the economy sensibly to ensure it is thriving and meeting the needs of all New Zealanders.
“Port Hills, and the rest of New Zealand, needs an effective National Government. Simon Bridges leads a team that is focused on the issues affecting New Zealanders and is ready to hit the ground running.
“I’m looking forward to hitting the campaign trail and earning Port Hill’s trust to ensure there is a National Government in 2020.”
Biographical Notes: Catherine Chu
Catherine Chu is of Korean descent and was born and raised in Christchurch. She entered University at the age of 15 and completed a Bachelor of Arts from Canterbury University.
Catherine started her career as a Senior Personal Banker at the age of 18 at ANZ and is currently a Private Banking Manager and Authorised Financial Advisor at the Bank of New Zealand.
She was first elected to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board as a Member during the 2016 local elections and currently serves as a Christchurch City Councillor and Canterbury DHB Member. Catherine is also a member of the Rotary Club.
Outside of politics and advisory work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and can often be spotted with her identical twin sister, Angela Chu.