On election night, she said she was “absolutely blown away” to have won the seat. “I think it shows that Ilam was ready for a new MP.”
Pallet’s experience as a midwife includes working both at Christchurch Women’s Hospital and as a rural midwife. At the time of her election, she was in her third term as president of the union Ara Academic Staff of Canterbury. She also co-founded and chairs the Canterbury Women’s Branch of the Labour Party, and is co-chair of the Labour Women’s Council, which represents all woman members of the Labour Party.
Her profile says “she has a strong sense of social justice, and is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity or background”.