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While many politicians are careful not to favour employers or workers, the Green candidate for Tukituki isn't afraid to make a choice.

"Workers are more important than employers," Chris Perley said.

In this Local Focus video, Perley explains his viewpoint, saying people spending money is what drives a strong economy.

"If you have a situation where you have a whole heap of serfs and one feudal lord, you have an absolutely stuffed economy, and that's what we've been heading towards." he said.

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National Party candidate and current MP Lawrence Yule took a more conservative view.

"They're both important. They have different roles," he said, adding that workers needed to be looked after, with a level of income sufficient to support their families.

Employers were also important "because they are generally taking the risk".

Labour Party candidate Anna Lorck said it was a partnership, with strong companies valuing their staff.

Also standing in the Tukituki electorate:
• Jan Daffern for ACT
• Chris Grey for the Outdoors Party
• Nick McMinn-Collard for New Conservatives
• Melanie Petrowski for ONE
• Romana Manning for the Legalise Cannabis party

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