November 16, 2020
Taylor kept Labour focus on Maori
Minister Nanaia Mahuta tribute to Rudy Taylor click here
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Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta says Rudy Taylor played the long game in politics.
The Hokianga kaumātua died today of cancer aged 66.
He was chair of the party’s Kaunihera Māori and a member of the party executive.
Ms Mahuta says he stuck with Labour through the good times and the hard times.
"He was someone who wanted to make sure we were able to contribute to the betterment of lives for Māori and he never changed his spots even when other people left Labour through that difficult time of Foreshore and Seabed, Rudy just stuck in there," she says.
Nanaia Mahuta says Rudy Taylor was a great spotter of talent for the party, including making sure that Northland MP Willow-Jean Prime came into the Labour whānau while still at University.
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