INDEPENDENT NEWS

Labour’s Māori MPs show strength

Published: Tue 21 Mar 2017 12:43 PM
Kelvin Davis
MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Māori Development
Corrections
21 March 2017
Labour’s Māori MPs show strength
All of Labour’s Māori electorate members of Parliament have opted out of being on the list, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis.
“We approached the party and asked to stay off the list as a show of strength, unity and confidence in our ability to build on the success that we enjoyed at the last election.
“Labour winning six of the seven Māori electorate seats was Māori showing us we’re the preferred political party to address Māori issues. The numbers were in our favour and we’re looking to improve.
“Our election strategy is about showing how the Māori Party has failed Māori during nine years of being tethered to National’s waka.
“We back ourselves to help Māori make progress on the problems they face in housing, health and education.
“Labour has five Māori MPs in the Shadow Cabinet and we’re all up to prove why we should have the party vote.
“We’re determined to show we’re an integral part of the Labour movement. We’re committed to working together to show how Māori will be much better served with a strong Labour Māori voice in Cabinet,” says Kelvin Davis.
ends

Next in New Zealand politics

National’s health report card gets an ‘F’ for funding
By: PSA
Education Crisis Unaddressed
By: Education for All
PSA national secretaries vote for equal pay on Suffrage Day
By: PSA
Dairy farms using same amount of water as 60 million people
By: Ropere Consulting
Labour and Greens confirm commitment to restoring democracy
By: Greenpeace New Zealand
Another day – another health crisis
By: New Zealand Labour Party
GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health
By: New Zealand Labour Party
National’s health report card shows need for new plan
By: New Zealand Labour Party
Apologise now Jonathan
By: New Zealand Labour Party
Kiwis need a healthy health system
By: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Government’s record on health funding a fail for members
By: E Tu
RANZCP calls for focus on mental health in NZ election
By: Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists
Bereaved Mum gives National an F- on health
By: YesWeCareNZ
Dave Macpherson on Baby's Death at Waikato Hospital
By: Waikato District Health Board
Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness
By: Make Lemonade
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media