Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Abundant Support For Cosgrove Candidacy

Daniel Newman
Campaign Manager
New Zealand Labour Party
Manurewa Electorate

Media Statement

"The selection of Clayton Cosgrove as Labour's candidate for the Waimakariri Electorate has been welcomed by Labour activists throughout the country," said Labour's Manurewa Electorate campaign manager Daniel Newman.

Clayton Cosgrove was selected as Labour's candidate following the departure of the incumbent MP, the Rt. Hon. Mike Moore. Mr Cosgrove was selected ahead of eight other nominees.

"Clayton Cosgrove is a young, intelligent, enthusiastic candidate who enjoys strong support from Labour people throughout New Zealand. He is recognised as a close friend and strong supporter of Mike Moore. We value him as a candidate and we know that he will make a positive contribution to the Labour team," said Daniel Newman.

Mr Cosgrove has a long pedigree within the Labour Party. He is known as a moderate and a formidable campaign organiser. He managed Mr Moore's election campaigns in 1987 and 1990 and was instrumental in the organisation of Labour's 1993 campaign which saw the number of Labour MPs increase from 29 to 45. The National Party is very worried about the inclusion of Clayton Cosgrove in the Labour caucus.

"People like Roger Sowry are desperately trying to contrive red-herring in a forlorn attempt to de-rail Clayton's entry into Parliament. But it wont work. Clayton Cosgrove will win Waimakariri and Roger Sowry will get thrashed by Judy Keall (Labour) in Otaki," said Daniel Newman.

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news