Labour’s Ministers elected

The Labour caucus elected 16 Cabinet Ministers and 2 Ministers outside cabinet this afternoon.

Cabinet Ministers (alphabetical order)

  • Jacinda Ardern
  • David Clark
  • Clare Curran
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Chris Hipkins
  • Iain Lees-Galloway
  • Andrew Little
  • Nanaia Mahuta
  • Stuart Nash
  • Damien O’Connor
  • David Parker
  • Grant Robertson
  • Jenny Salesa
  • Carmel Sepuloni
  • Phil Twyford
  • Megan Woods

Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker and Damien O’Connor were ministers in the Helen Clark led government.

Ministers outside Cabinet (alphabetical order)

  • Kris Faafoi
  • Peeni Henare
  • Willie Jackson
  • Aupito William Sio
  • Meka Whaitiri

Jacinda Ardern:

“I will announce the portfolios of Ministers next week, including the New Zealand First and Green Party Ministers.

“New Zealand First will hold four positions inside Cabinet, and the Green Party will hold three positions outside of Cabinet. In total the Executive will contain 28 members, in line with past governments.

“Early next week, there will also be an official signing of agreements with New Zealand First and the Green Party that will form the foundation of a strong and durable government.”

They all start with a clean slate. We shall see how effective they are individually and how durable they are as a Cabinet and Government.

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  1. So whos got Peter Dunne’s job?

    • No word on that yet. It will be very interesting to find out.

      Dunne has set things up well for an incoming government sympathetic to medicinal cannabis and sorting out the mess of cannabis law in general to make worthwhile changes.

  2. Conspiratoor

     /  20th October 2017

    Cabinet ministers carmel sepuloni, nanaia mahuta …what have you done Winston?

  3. Corky

     /  20th October 2017

    Willie Jackson can’t be happy unless he knew the kaupapa about what would happen with him post election. Jacinda has made sure to keep Polynesian cabinet ministers to a minimum while stringing others along with second rate jobs. Someone said the Maori party will revive…you betcha.

    Unbelievable that Nanaia Mahuta is in cabinet. What a wasted spot. Willie should have had her place. But then Labour knows the score by not kowtowing to Nanaia.

  4. Corky

     /  20th October 2017

    Good to see Andy in Cabinet.. and also Damien O’Connor. I like that little West Coaster Battler.

  5. Ray

     /  20th October 2017

    And there you have the new Government’s problem.
    Old, male (mostly) and stale. Far too many lightweights, though that is standard for most governments but who is going to do the heavy lifting, you need a core who can get things done.
    Somebody is really going to step up.

    • Gezza

       /  20th October 2017

      It’s not too inspiring, must admit.

      • Gezza

         /  20th October 2017

        Wonder which Departmetal Head they’ve got their sights on to bring to bring the others quickly into line. Might be waiting till after they’ve met them all & tested them out a bit?

    • Strong For Life

       /  20th October 2017

      Who do you think can “step up?”


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