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Clark Announces Labour Cabinet Positions

Published: Fri 3 Dec 1999 02:44 PM
Labour Leader Helen Clark has announced the Labour members of the cabinet after a ballot was held today by the Labour caucus. It is a predictable announcement with no surprises.
The cabinet ministers are: Mark Burton, Lianne Dalziel, Phil Goff, Mark Gosche, George Hawkins, Marian Hobbs, Pete Hodgson, Annette King, Steve Maharey, Trevor Mallard, Dover Samuels, Jim Sutton, Paul Swain, Margaret Wilson.
Rick Barker has has been voted as senior whip, Chris Carter as junior whip, Jonathan Hunt as speaker, Geoff Braybrooke as deputy speaker.
Clark said the lineup was strong and talented and drew on a wide range of skills. The average parliamentary experience is eight years and Clark said there was a good geographical and gender spread.
The announcement was due on Monday however it was brought forward after the Labour council and caucus agreed. Clark is confident the Alliance council will have no problem with the coalition agreement over the weekend and that signing will go ahead on Monday.
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