November 24, 2014
Nanaia promoted in Little team
Nanaia Mahuta’s run for the Labour leadership has earned her the number four spot in the Labour line-up reappointment as the party’s Maori development spokesperson.
Leader Andrew Little unveiled his new caucus line up today, which he says recognises the Hauraki-Waikato MP’s lead role in Labour regaining the Maori seats.
Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis also makes it to the front bench, with a shadow police and corrections role.
He also gets associate roles in Maori education, regional development and justice, where he con continue the work he is doing to address sexual and domestic violence.
Annette King will remain as deputy for the coming year, and Grant Robertson has been given the number three position and responsibility for finance.
Mr Little says the roles will be reviewed in a year to ensure Labour has the strongest possible team to head into the 2017 election.
Former deputy David Parker, who ruled himself out for the deputy or finance roles, is shadow attorney general and spokesperson on trade and Treaty of Waitangi negotiations.
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