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New look Labour line-up ready for action

Published: Mon 23 Sep 2013 03:10 PM
David Cunliffe
Labour Leader
23 September 2013
New look Labour line-up ready for action
Labour Leader David Cunliffe has unveiled his new shadow cabinet, describing it is a government in waiting that will make a real difference to the lives of Kiwis.
“I’m immensely proud to lead this new-look caucus line-up. The Labour team has a tremendous depth of experience, as well as plenty of up and coming talent. We are a formidable fighting unit, and this reshuffle will sharpen our attack as we build to the 2014 election.
“This is a line-up based on merit. We have just one short year until the next election, and we need our top performers leading policy development and taking the fight to National.
“David Parker will lead a beefed-up economic team that will put the interests of Kiwis at the heart of everything we do.
“Our economic team of David Parker in Finance, Shane Jones in Economic Development and Grant Robertson in Employment, Skills and Training is second to none. They will be at the core of the next Labour government, delivering policies that will make a real difference to people’s lives.
“The redoubtable Annette King will continue to hold the Government to account in Health, while Jacinda Ardern continues her work focused on children but also picks up Police and Corrections.
“Clayton Cosgrove and Chris Hipkins are both proven performers with a track record of landing hits in their current portfolios. I know they will continue to expose the government and shine a light on its failings.
“Nanaia Mahuta and Sue Moroney both make a welcome step up onto the front bench. Nanaia’s contacts and standing in Māoridom make her the obvious choice in Treaty Negotiations and Māori Development. Sue is more than ready, willing and able to add Social Development to her Chief Whip duties.
“Other MPs who make a well-deserved jump up the rankings include Louisa Wall and Moana Mackey, while David Shearer will lead our international team, taking on Foreign Affairs and also Energy and Resources.
“This is a line-up of talent, intellect and integrity. It is a team of heavy-hitters that is refreshed and raring to go,” says David Cunliffe.
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LABOUR CAUCUS
Sept 2013
1David CunliffeLeader
Security and Intelligence
Regional Development
ICT2David ParkerDeputy Leader
Finance
Attorney-General3Grant RobertsonShadow Leader of the House
Employment, Skills and Training
Tertiary Education
Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage4Annette KingHealth5Shane JonesEconomic Development
Maori Affairs
Forestry
Building and Construction
Associate Fisheries
Associate Finance6Jacinda ArdernChildren
Police
Corrections
Arts, Culture and Heritage7Clayton CosgroveSOEs
Commerce
Earthquake Commission
Associate Finance8Chris HipkinsEducation
Early Childhood Education9Nanaia MahutaTreaty Negotiations
Maori Development (post settlement issues)
Associate Regional Development
Associate Innovation, Research and Development10Sue Moroney
Senior Whip
Social Development11Phil TwyfordHousing
Auckland Issues
Associate Environment (Cities)12Maryan StreetState Services
Associate Foreign Affairs (ODA/Human Rights)
Disarmament and Arms Control
Caucus Secretary (nominee)13David ShearerForeign Affairs
Energy and Resources14Su’a William SioPacific Island Affairs
Local Government
Interfaith Dialogue
Associate Social Development15Phil GoffDefence
Trade
Ethnic Affairs
Veterans’ Affairs
Associate Foreign Affairs16Louisa WallYouth Affairs
Community and Voluntary Sector
Associate Social Development
Associate Auckland Issues (South Auckland)
Associate Sport and Recreation17Andrew LittleJustice
Labour18Moana MackeyEnvironment
Climate Change
Associate Health
Science19Damien O’ConnorPrimary Industries
Fisheries
Biosecurity
Food Safety20David ClarkRevenue
Small Business
Associate Finance
Associate Health21Iain Lees-GallowayJunior Whip
ACC
Associate Health22Kris FaafoiBroadcasting
Associate ICT
Associate Pacific Island Affairs23Carol BeaumontWomen’s Affairs
Consumer Rights and Standards
Associate Labour
Assistant Whip24Megan WoodsInnovation, Research and Development
Associate Transport
Associate Tertiary Education
Associate Education (Christchurch)25Darien FentonTransport
Tourism
Associate Labour
Associate Immigration
Associate Arts, Culture and HeritageRemainder of Caucus listed by length of time in the HouseRoss RobertsonAssistant Speaker
Racing
Associate Disarmament and Arms ControlTrevor Mallard Internal Affairs (including Ministerial Services)
Sport and Recreation
America’s Cup
Associate FinanceRuth DysonConservation
Senior Citizens
Disability Issues
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Land InformationClare CurranCivil Defence and Emergency Management
Open Government
Associate Regional Development
Associate ICT
Associate Economic Development (Procurement)Rajen PrasadImmigration
Associate Ethnic Affairs
Associate Social Development (CYFS)Raymond HuoStatistics
Associate Ethnic Affairs
Associate Education (Export Education)
Associate Justice
Associate Building and ConstructionRino TirikateneCustoms
Associate Maori Affairs
Associate Forestry
Associate Small BusinessMeka WhaitiriWater
Associate Regional Development
Associate Local Government
Associate Primary Industries

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