Vastavam web: A Himachal Pradesh-origin man has been elected as a member of parliament (MP) in New Zealand. Dr Gaurav Sharma, 33-year-old Indian, who immigrated to New Zealand around 20 years ago, won the election from Hamilton West electorate as a candidate from PM Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party. He polled 16,950 votes and defeated National Party’s Tim Macindoe by a margin of 4,425, according to the Electoral Commission of New Zealand.
Posting on his party’s official web page, Sharma said “As a local doctor, I hear first-hand the concerns of our community every day. My work in healthcare and experience in management will help me be a strong voice for Hamilton in this post-pandemic recovery phase.” Sharma immigrated to New Zealand around 20 years ago and is a bachelor of medicine and surgery and works as a general practitioner in Nawton, Hamilton.