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New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up


Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience.

“Labour has many new and highly capable MPs who will have the opportunity to prove their ability. At the same time our senior hands will be on deck to take the fight to the National-led Government and support our upcoming stars,” Andrew Little says.

“I am pleased to announce Annette King will be my deputy for the coming year. In recent weeks she has shown how crucial her wisdom and strength is to Labour.

“Grant Robertson will be my Finance spokesperson and number three. He is one of the best performers in Parliament and is more than a match for Bill English.

“Nanaia Mahuta’s lead role in Labour regaining the Māori seats is recognised in her number four position and her reappointment as Māori Development spokesperson.

“Talented up and comers Carmel Sepuloni, Kelvin Davis and David Clark are taking on key roles and will be important members of my front bench.

“These roles will be reviewed in a year to ensure Labour has the strongest possible team to head into the 2017 election.

“This is an exciting new line up and I’m looking forward to getting down to business,” Andrew Little.

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Labour Party Caucus 24 November 2014
1Andrew LittleLeader of the Opposition
Security and Intelligence
2Annette KingDeputy Leader
Health
3Grant RobertsonFinance
4Nanaia MahutaMaori Development
5Phil TwyfordHousing
Transport
6Chris HipkinsShadow Leader of the House
Senior Whip
Education
Early Childhood Education
7Carmel SepuloniSocial Development
Junior Whip
8Kelvin DavisPolice
Corrections
Associate Justice (Sexual & Domestic Violence)
Associate Education (Maori Education)
Associate Regional Development
9Jacinda ArdernJustice
Children
Small Business
Arts, Culture, Heritage
10David ClarkEconomic Development
Associate Finance
Associate Health (Mental Health)
11Su’a William SioPacific Island Affairs
Local Government
Associate Housing (South Auckland)
Interfaith Dialogue
12Iain Lees-GallowayLabour
13Megan WoodsEnvironment
Climate Change
14David CunliffeRegional Development
Tertiary Education
Research & Development
Science & Innovation
Associate Economic Devt
15David ParkerTrade & Export Growth
Shadow Attorney General
Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
16David ShearerForeign Affairs
Consumer Affairs
17Phil GoffDefence
Veterans' Affairs
Disarmament
Auckland Issues
Ethnic Affairs
UnrankedTrevor MallardAssistant Speaker
Internal Affairs (excluding Gambling)
Sport and Recreation
Animal Rights
Parliamentary Reform
UnrankedRuth DysonConservation
Senior Citizens
Disability Issues
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
UnrankedDamien O’ConnorPrimary Industries
Biosecurity
Food Safety
UnrankedClayton CosgroveRevenue
SOEs
Building and Construction
Earthquake Commission
Assoc. Finance
UnrankedSue MoroneyACC
Immigration
Women’s Affairs
Associate Labour
UnrankedClare CurranICT Broadcasting
Open Government
Assoc. Justice
Assoc. Commerce
UnrankedKris FaafoiCommerce
State Services
Racing
Assistant Whip
UnrankedLouisa WallYouth Affairs
Assoc. Auckland Issues (South Auckland)
Assoc . Sport and Recreation
UnrankedStuart NashForestry
Energy
Land Information
Statistics
UnrankedRino TirikateneFisheries
Associate Regional Development
Customs
UnrankedMeka WhaitiriWater
Assoc. Regional Development
Assoc. Finance
Assoc. Primary Industries
UnrankedPoto WillamsCommunity & Voluntary
Assoc. Housing (Chch)
Assoc. Justice (Family)
Assoc. Education (Christchurch Schools)
Unranked Peeni HenareTourism
Associate Maori Development (Employment & Te Reo Maori)
UnrankedAdrian RurawheCivil Defence & Emergency Management
Assoc. Internal Affairs (Gambling)
Assoc. Treaty Negotiations
UnrankedJenny SalesaEmployment, Skills and Training

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