Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More

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

 

Democrat Leader stands aside at Democrat Conf.

12 October 2002

Media statement from Grant Gillon

Democrat Leader stands aside at Democrat Conference

The Democrats at their Annual Conference have decided not to apply for membership, as a party, of the Progressives: 34 votes to 25.

Following this I decided not to stand for the another term as leader of the Democrats and will instead continue to be involved with the Progressives.

Even though there was no challenger for the position of leader at the Conference this weekend, I decided I could not put my name forward while it was likely that the Democrats were going to stay outside the Progressives.

I cannot support a decision which I do not believe is in the best interests of the Democrat movement.

Nominations for the leadership of the Democrats will open tomorrow and I wish whoever takes over the role of Leader the best of luck.

ENDS

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.