Little confidence Labour will deliver on its promises

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 20 October 2017

The most one-sided electorate in the country is in South Auckland.

Māngere's electorate voted overwhelmingly in favour of Labour, with 70 percent of the vote.

Almost 20,000 people voted for Labour and its candidate Aupito Su'a William Sio - but on the streets people were sceptical and said they lacked trust in the political system.

Steve, 44, told Checkpoint the gap needed to close between the haves and the have-nots.

Many people only have hope, he said.

"I know a lot of people would say 'well you know we're blessed to be in a good economy at the moment' but I think that the gap needs to close. I don't know how they're going to do it.

"After nine years of National you hope ... that Labour step in a different direction or a direction that'll keep moving the economy as well as social."

Another resident said it was better to have a leader with children.

"She needs to understand what's going on ... be a family person.

"She has to understand it to fix it."

And one young woman said politicians often ended up forgetting election promises, until the next cycle.

"Hopefully she's a lot better [than National]."