President of the New Zealand Labour Party
13 December 2011
Labour Party President congratulates new leadership team
The Labour Party caucus today elected Labour’s new leadership team.
David Shearer was elected as Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party, with Grant Robertson as his deputy.
“I congratulate both David and Grant and look forward to working closely with them as we build towards a Labour victory
in 2014”, Moira Coatsworth, President of the New Zealand Labour Party.
“David and Grant bring a fresh approach; a breadth of skills and a strong commitment to rebuild for a Labour win in
“I offer the Party’s thanks to outgoing leaders Phil Goff and Annette King. They shared a passion for making New Zealand
a better and fairer society and I thank them for their contribution and their legacy of bold policy for the future.
“Our selection process enabled a robust contest of ideas throughout New Zealand. I congratulate all four candidates and
party members nationwide for the way they contributed to the selection of our new leadership team,” Moira Coatsworth