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Labour elects Cabinet ministers


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2000 web sitePrime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced Labour’s Cabinet ministers, following an election held at a meeting of the Labour caucus.

“Labour’s Cabinet line-up is a strong and talented one, drawing on a range of skills and experiences.

“The Cabinet ministers elected have an average Parliamentary experience of eight years. They are broadly geographically based, with four from Auckland, four from Wellington, one from Christchurch, one from Dunedin and six from regional New Zealand.

“Five women have been elected, a number equal to that achieved by the Fourth Labour Government in 1990.

“Labour’s ministers will be in the engine room of the fresh start in social and economic policy mandated by voters at last Saturday’s general election.

“This programme will focus on rebuilding education, housing and other public services, giving certainty to the provision of superannuation, and transforming New Zealand’s economy.”

Helen Clark said that appointments to positions outside Cabinet were pending. The allocation of responsibilities to ministers will be announced next week.


The full list of Labour’s ministers is attached.


Contact: Mark Watts, 025 822 734 or David Lewis, 025 409 492

LABOUR CABINET PERSONNEL
Rt Hon Helen Clark, Prime Minister-elect, MP for Mt Albert
Hon Dr Michael Cullen, List MP and Deputy Leader

Mark Burton, MP for Taupo
Lianne Dalziel, MP for Christchurch East
Hon Phil Goff, MP for Mt Roskill
Mark Gosche, MP for Maungakiekie
George Hawkins, MP for Manurewa
Marian Hobbs, MP for Wellington Central
Pete Hodgson, MP for Dunedin North
Hon Annette King, MP for Rongotai
Steve Maharey, MP for Palmerston North
Trevor Mallard, MP for Hutt South
Dover Samuels, MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Jim Sutton, MP for Aoraki
Paul Swain, MP for Rimutaka
Margaret Wilson, List MP


Labour Senior Whip: Rick Barker, MP for Tukituki
Labour Junior Whip: Chris Carter, MP for Te Atatu

Nomination for Speaker: Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt, List MP
Nomination for Deputy Speaker: Geoff Braybrooke, MP for Napier

Caucus Secretary: Dianne Yates, List MP

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