How well do we really know our politicians and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's series 'Backstory' goes behind the scenes, into the lives and homes of our political leaders.
He may not be the politician most at ease in the media glare. But Labour's Deputy Leader sure feels at home in the Far North, where he's been a hotel handyman, a schoolteacher and a principal. He also speaks fluent te reo Māori.
Newshub Nation went to visit Kelvin Davis in his whānau settlement of Karetu to hear his Backstory.
Watch the video.