July 17, 2016
Morgan in the engine room
The new Maori Party president say he doesn’t want to go back to parliament himself, but he wants the party to win back the seat he once held.
Tukoroirangi Morgan beat George Ngatai for the post at the party’s annual meeting on Saturday after incumbent Naida Glavish withdrew her nomination.
The says the party has a comprehensive strategy to win all seven Maori seats, including the Hauraki Waikato seat he held for New Zealand First from 1996 to 1999.
But he’s not tempted to stand again.
"I had my time in politics. I'm here to put my shoulder to the wheel and we're going to grind together. This is about rebuilding our party, this is about restoring the faith of our people that political success, is achievable across the political landscape, led by the Maori Party," he says.
Tukoroirangi Morgan says he can fit his obligations as Maori Party president around his responsibilities as a senior advisor to King Tuheitia.
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