Sam Learmonth

Sam Learmonth

Portage Licensing Trust – Ward 1 (Auckland City)

E-mail: samlearmonthnz@gmail.com

Brief info

I’m a resident of Avondale having moved here over five years ago. We love living in what has to be the friendliest suburb in Auckland.

I work full time as a lawyer and have been involved in many community groups over the years. I have the skills to work with a large number of divergent positions in order to reach outcomes that best serve the community.

As a trustee for Portage Licensing Trust, I would ensure that West Aucklanders have more say on how The Trusts are run and work towards having Trust run venues that rank amongst the best in the city. I want to ensure that the community is getting real benefit from The Trusts.

As a member of Trusts Action Group, we stand for greater choice, transparency, and democracy - which is why we also support a referendum on whether The Trusts should maintain their monopoly on alcohol sales.