INDEPENDENT NEWS

8 Women in a Labour Cabinet? “I don’t think so”

Published: Fri 16 Jul 1999 04:42 PM
Labour’s Empty Promises to Women
For Immediate Release
Labour’s promise to have 8 women in Cabinet are empty, just like their other promises, according to National MP Annabel Young.
“Labour MPs tell female audiences that there will be 8 women in a Labour Cabinet but it just won’t happen. The talent-pool is a bit shallow. Simply look at their women MPs and tell me who you think the 8 cabinet Ministers would be.”
“Labour selects its Cabinet by vote of the whole Caucus so even Helen Clark and Phil Goff don’t know who would get the nod and go into Cabinet. Once again, Labour is making a promise that it has no way of delivering.”
“Labour women MPs are: Clark; Dalziel, Duncan, Dyson, Hobbs, Keall, King, Mackey, Mahuta, Pettis, Tizard, Turia and Yates. A number of them, such as Mackey and Pettis, won’t even make it back after the election. Most of the others could never muster Caucus support.

Next in New Zealand politics

Tighter gun laws for the safety of all
By: New Zealand Government
On Labour’s mishandling of the alleged sexual assault
By: Gordon Campbell
History rectified - Rua Kēnana to be pardoned
By: New Zealand Government
Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission appointed
By: New Zealand Government
NZ history to be taught in all schools
By: New Zealand Government
Jacinda Ardern accepts Labour Party President resignation
By: New Zealand Labour Party
Wellbeing to be enshrined in law
By: New Zealand Government
What Simon Bridges said about the Communist Party of China
By: RNZ
Gordon Campbell on the SIS/GCSB’s compliance with torture
By: Gordon Campbell
Government runs from election year firearms debate
By: ACT New Zealand
Measured and reasonable approach to gun register
By: Police Association
New gun law bill will reduce violence
By: Gun Control NZ
Staffer at centre of Labour Party abuse allegations resigns
By: RNZ
Labour assault complaints: Ardern on when she knew details
By: RNZ
NZ First driving better mental health outcomes for kiwis
By: New Zealand First Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media