Gareth Tucker

Gareth TuckerI believe New Zealand's leaders need to embrace the differences in us all.

I work with adults with intellectual disabilities and support them to take control of their own lives and to make their own decisions. I am passionate about the disability field and believe I can educate people and dispel the ignorance that some members of society hold.

A person who has going through a traumatic injury or has dealt with illness or disability has experienced things that break them. They know the depth of humility that comes with relying on others and this, in turn, can bring out strong respect in other people.