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New look Labour line-up ready for action

David Cunliffe
Labour Leader

23 September 2013

New look Labour line-up ready for action

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has unveiled his new shadow cabinet, describing it is a government in waiting that will make a real difference to the lives of Kiwis.

“I’m immensely proud to lead this new-look caucus line-up. The Labour team has a tremendous depth of experience, as well as plenty of up and coming talent. We are a formidable fighting unit, and this reshuffle will sharpen our attack as we build to the 2014 election.

“This is a line-up based on merit. We have just one short year until the next election, and we need our top performers leading policy development and taking the fight to National.

“David Parker will lead a beefed-up economic team that will put the interests of Kiwis at the heart of everything we do.

“Our economic team of David Parker in Finance, Shane Jones in Economic Development and Grant Robertson in Employment, Skills and Training is second to none. They will be at the core of the next Labour government, delivering policies that will make a real difference to people’s lives.

“The redoubtable Annette King will continue to hold the Government to account in Health, while Jacinda Ardern continues her work focused on children but also picks up Police and Corrections.

“Clayton Cosgrove and Chris Hipkins are both proven performers with a track record of landing hits in their current portfolios. I know they will continue to expose the government and shine a light on its failings.

“Nanaia Mahuta and Sue Moroney both make a welcome step up onto the front bench. Nanaia’s contacts and standing in Māoridom make her the obvious choice in Treaty Negotiations and Māori Development. Sue is more than ready, willing and able to add Social Development to her Chief Whip duties.

“Other MPs who make a well-deserved jump up the rankings include Louisa Wall and Moana Mackey, while David Shearer will lead our international team, taking on Foreign Affairs and also Energy and Resources.

“This is a line-up of talent, intellect and integrity. It is a team of heavy-hitters that is refreshed and raring to go,” says David Cunliffe.

ENDS

LABOUR CAUCUS

Sept 2013

1David CunliffeLeader

Security and Intelligence

Regional Development

ICT

2David ParkerDeputy Leader

Finance

Attorney-General

3Grant RobertsonShadow Leader of the House

Employment, Skills and Training

Tertiary Education

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage

4Annette KingHealth
5Shane JonesEconomic Development

Maori Affairs

Forestry

Building and Construction

Associate Fisheries

Associate Finance

6Jacinda ArdernChildren

Police

Corrections

Arts, Culture and Heritage

7Clayton CosgroveSOEs

Commerce

Earthquake Commission

Associate Finance

8Chris HipkinsEducation

Early Childhood Education

9Nanaia MahutaTreaty Negotiations

Maori Development (post settlement issues)

Associate Regional Development

Associate Innovation, Research and Development

10Sue Moroney

Senior Whip

Social Development

11Phil TwyfordHousing

Auckland Issues

Associate Environment (Cities)

12Maryan StreetState Services

Associate Foreign Affairs (ODA/Human Rights)

Disarmament and Arms Control

Caucus Secretary (nominee)

13David ShearerForeign Affairs

Energy and Resources

14Su’a William SioPacific Island Affairs

Local Government

Interfaith Dialogue

Associate Social Development

15Phil GoffDefence

Trade

Ethnic Affairs

Veterans’ Affairs

Associate Foreign Affairs

16Louisa WallYouth Affairs

Community and Voluntary Sector

Associate Social Development

Associate Auckland Issues (South Auckland)

Associate Sport and Recreation

17Andrew LittleJustice

Labour

18Moana MackeyEnvironment

Climate Change

Associate Health

Science

19Damien O’ConnorPrimary Industries

Fisheries

Biosecurity

Food Safety

20David ClarkRevenue

Small Business

Associate Finance

Associate Health

21Iain Lees-GallowayJunior Whip

ACC

Associate Health

22Kris FaafoiBroadcasting

Associate ICT

Associate Pacific Island Affairs

23Carol BeaumontWomen’s Affairs

Consumer Rights and Standards

Associate Labour

Assistant Whip

24Megan WoodsInnovation, Research and Development

Associate Transport

Associate Tertiary Education

Associate Education (Christchurch)

25Darien FentonTransport

Tourism

Associate Labour

Associate Immigration

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage

Remainder of Caucus listed by length of time in the House
Ross RobertsonAssistant Speaker

Racing

Associate Disarmament and Arms Control

Trevor Mallard Internal Affairs (including Ministerial Services)

Sport and Recreation

America’s Cup

Associate Finance

Ruth DysonConservation

Senior Citizens

Disability Issues

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Land Information

Clare CurranCivil Defence and Emergency Management

Open Government

Associate Regional Development

Associate ICT

Associate Economic Development (Procurement)

Rajen PrasadImmigration

Associate Ethnic Affairs

Associate Social Development (CYFS)

Raymond HuoStatistics

Associate Ethnic Affairs

Associate Education (Export Education)

Associate Justice

Associate Building and Construction

Rino TirikateneCustoms

Associate Maori Affairs

Associate Forestry

Associate Small Business

Meka WhaitiriWater

Associate Regional Development

Associate Local Government

Associate Primary Industries

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