September 23, 2014
Maori caucus flexes muscle
New Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis says Maori in the caucus won't be lapdogs.
Mr Davis says in the past Labour's Maori MPs have been accused of just doing the party's bidding.
He says having six Maori seat MPs plus Manurewa's Louisa Wall in a caucus of 32 means they are better placed make sure the party heeds the Maori perspective.
"We are a large bloc in the Labour Party and the Labour Party needs to understand that and that if it wasn't for the Maori vote we would have been in quite some more difficulty that we are now so we really have to repay the faith people have shown us. We've got to really deliver for our people and that's at the forefront of our minds, Nanaia, Meka, Adrian, Rino and myself, we've got to deliver," Mr Davis says.
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