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Fresh look for the incoming Government

David Cunliffe
Labour Leader

6 May 2014

Fresh look for the incoming Government

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has refreshed the Caucus and front bench going into the September election campaign.

“Labour is refreshed and ready to take on National and win the election,” says David Cunliffe.

“I am pleased to announce that Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford will join the front bench and pick up the transport portfolio. It shows the importance Labour places on affordable housing for all New Zealanders.

“Grant Robertson has the Economic Development portfolio. Grant is a senior member of Caucus and will take on one of the most crucial roles of the campaign of jobs and economic growth.

“Grant will be supported by Trevor Mallard who moves to the second bench and takes on Associate Economic Development as well as Immigration. Trevor is one of our most experienced and skilled MPs and his full range of talents will be used this election.

“Nanaia Mahuta will take on Māori Affairs and move up one place. She will lead the Māori Caucus and oversee the job of winning the Māori seats back for Labour.

“Jacinda Ardern also moves up one to five.

“Other big movers are Andrew Little, who has done the heavy lifting in the Justice and Labour portfolios, and returning MP Kelvin Davis who comes in at number 22 and takes on associate roles in Regional Development, Education, Corrections and Police.

“Labour is refreshed, united and ready to fight this election,” David Cunliffe says.

ENDS

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