Labour party list – delayed

I will post the Labour party list here when it is released today.

Update:

In the meantime it is being reported that High-profile broadcaster Willie Jackson said to be ‘unhappy’ with his Labour list ranking

Prospective Labour candidate Willie Jackson is said to be given the 21st slot on Labour’s list and isn’t happy about it.

It’s understood Jackson, a high profile broadcaster and former Alliance MP, flew down to Wellington on Monday morning to take his frustrations to the party first-hand.

Jackson, who had ties to the Maori Party was shoulder-tapped by Labour leader Andrew Little late last year to run and announced at Waitangi that would he seek a place on the list.

Little threw his support behind Jackson getting a high-list placing.

But Northland and East Coast candidates, Willow-Jean Prime and Kiri Allan, look to have secured list spots ahead of Jackson – likely helped by Labour’s 50/50 gender policy.

It’s understood Jackson isn’t happy about either candidate being ranked ahead of him.

But with Andrew Little, David Parker and Trevor Mallard all wanting winnable list positions and Labour’s commitment to gender balance it means females will need to be up the list.

Prime has also stood before for Labour, in 2014 (she was 34 on the list) and in the 2015 Northland by-election when Labour sidelined her to make it easier for Winston Peters to win.

Jackson only joined Labour this year.

The party was expected to announce its list around mid-morning but has since pushed it out to the afternoon. It’s understood the delay is also because other electorate candidates are disappointed with their list ranking.

There are always people disappointed with their list rankings.

Sue Moroney has already said she will not stand due to a poor list placing.

 

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26 Comments

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  1st May 2017

      “….Willie has great contacts in the media,he’s opinionated, outspoken, pro-Maori”

      The less we hear from Willie…..the Mau I like it ❗

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      • Gezza

         /  1st May 2017

        Your trouble is you’re too culturally disaggregatorial.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  1st May 2017

        Wayne like a cat on a hot tin roof Nel – list and Sat. ahead, tough life champion shooter and polititical genius combined.

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  1. Zedd

     /  1st May 2017

    better to get it right.. than run off.. ‘half-cocked’ 😀

    maybe a few surprises to come ?

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    • Gezza

       /  1st May 2017

      Surprising number of first aid kits delivered to their caucus room?

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      • Zedd

         /  1st May 2017

        ho ho hum

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        • Gezza

           /  1st May 2017

          Well of course it could just be a media beat up job Zedd but Labour seems to be the messiest of the lot in compiling their list.

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  2. Pete Kane

     /  1st May 2017

    Ok G and Nel 456? Salmon serious from PK.

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  1st May 2017

    What a true to name.
    “High-profile broadcaster Willie Jackson ‘unhappy’ with Labour list ranking – prompts ‘crisis meeting'”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/92083770/highprofile-broadcaster-willie-jackson-said-to-be-unhappy-with-his-labour-list-ranking

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  4. Of course Willie is malu sekali there are two wahine further up the list than he was allocated. His mana is trodden on!

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  5. Strong For Life

     /  1st May 2017

    Another Paddy Gower beat up.

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  6. So if Jackson gets promoted up the list because he complained what if others are unhappy with their placement?

    This is not looking good for Labour.

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    • Corky

       /  1st May 2017

      Willie would have told Labour he didn’t leave his perk well paying job at Radiolive to be a nobody on Labour’s list. Andy would have been reminded by Willie that he has mana and influence in Maoridom…and if Andy wants some of that pie, he better start showing some respect.

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  7. Tipene

     /  1st May 2017

    “Gender quota”: Yeah………………..Maori preference vs Women’s equity – that will go well.

    Labour are going to need a trauma centre in the meeting room, rather than just a first aid kit.

    They better start listing the crisis helplines at the bottom of their website.

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  8. Loki

     /  1st May 2017

    What a complete balls up..
    If Little wasn’t a talentless jobs worth * you could almost pitch this as a genius move to deny the Maori party of a high profile candidate. But of course he is a talentless jobs worth.
    So a disorganised shower of incompetence is what it is.
    And Moroney has picked up her bsll and run off in tears as well.
    Nats in Hamilton will be gutted.

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  9. Blazer

     /  1st May 2017

    storm in a …teacup.Don’t get excited Nat fanbois.

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  10. Missy

     /  1st May 2017

    Here is a question for Labour, how does Willie Jackson’s support for Charter School’s gel with Labour’s policy to get rid of Charter School’s? It will be interesting if Jackson makes it into Parliament to see how it will go between him and Chris Hipkins.

    http://partnershipschools.education.govt.nz/news/opinion-willie-jackson/

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  11. John Schmidt

     /  1st May 2017

    Is this a sign of things to come if by some miracle they form the next Government and this is without the Green ego.

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    • Blazer

       /  1st May 2017

      what exactly do you mean?I’m sure you understand that National has cabinet reshuffles …periodically.Promotion and demotion is a normal part of…. party politics.

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      • John Schmidt

         /  1st May 2017

        Then there is the Labour eay of doing it. A fiasco is just that a fiasco.

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  12. Blazer

     /  1st May 2017

    What do you mean.From time to time National reshuffles its cabinet.Promotion and demotion is a normal part of … party politics.

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  13. It’s hard to know if Hooton is reporting or stirring but…

    Maybe we will find out tomorrow when the list is announced.

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    • duperez

       /  1st May 2017

      Did it occur to anyone that regardless of any accuracy in Hooton’s comment, it’s ironic he postulates with a piece of advice often deservedly directed at himself?

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  14. Blazer

     /  1st May 2017

    Jacksons list position stays the…same….sorry about that gnats.

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  1st May 2017

      Wayne reckins Willie’s biggest prob is that he’s not….. Tranz 😛

      Reply

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