The Labour Party announced its party list of 74 candidates this morning, with local Labour MP Stuart Nash placed 10th in the ranking.
Labour Party president Nigel Haworth said that after considering potential candidates over the weekend, he was excited that the party’s strong caucus would be supported by a fresh team of candidates who reflected New Zealand’s diversity.
The list was meant to be announced yesterday but was delayed when it was understood further discussions were held with broadcaster Willie Jackson who wanted to improve his ranking at number 21.
This remained the same this morning, however, in the list that followed the Labour commitment to consider at least 50 per cent of MPs being women, when making selections.
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