Little confirms Labour presidency bid

November 12th, 2008 at 7:49 am by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

Ms King, 61, was first elected in 1984 and is two years younger than Dr Cullen.

She has been tipped as a contender for Wellington’s mayoralty, which could open her Rongotai seat for Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union secretary .

However, party president told the caucus yesterday that he intended to serve till November and then step down, prompting Mr Little to confirm that he was interested in the job. “I would be a contender,” he said.

I can’t imagine Andrew will face any opposition to his ascension. And he should prove more of an asset than the incumbent.

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19 Responses to “Little confirms Labour presidency bid”

  1. Lindsay Addie (1,129 comments) says:

    DPF said:
    “And he should prove more of an asset than the incumbent”.

    That wouldn’t take much doing.

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  2. Steve Withers (98 comments) says:

    I’ve heard good things about Andrew Little……so I’m looking forward to learning more about him and seeing how he gets on.

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  3. Sushi Goblin (419 comments) says:

    Oops wrong thread

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  4. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,812 comments) says:

    He’s not very charismatic.

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  5. big bruv (13,331 comments) says:

    OECD

    He may not be charismatic but then nor was Klark.

    The good news for those of us on the right is that Little will not be in the house for at least another three years (unless he stands for Mt Albert when Klark resigns early) he will be the next Labour PM but I cannot see that happening for at least six years.

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  6. KiwiGreg (3,181 comments) says:

    Which November is Mike Williams stepping down – the current one (i.e. right now) or 2009?

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  7. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,799 comments) says:

    Has Tacky resigned his directorships yet?

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  8. Craig Ranapia (1,912 comments) says:

    I can’t imagine Andrew will face any opposition to his ascension. And he should prove more of an asset than the incumbent.

    Bitch! :) That’s a back-handed compliment if I’ve ever heard one, though damnation with faint praise might have been what you were going for.

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  9. tknorriss (327 comments) says:

    Does he enjoy travel and research?

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  10. Brian Smaller (4,000 comments) says:

    Great. Is their any other pool that Labour pulls its apparachniks from other than teachers or unionists?

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  11. expat (4,048 comments) says:

    Its a shallow gene pool. Too much inbreeding.

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  12. Zippy Gonzales (485 comments) says:

    Good move. With Goff and King as parliamentary leaders, the union left can maintain necessary yin yang tension with Little heading the party organisation.

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  13. Razork (375 comments) says:

    after seeing a lot of Williams on TV1 elction night, I can’t help but think national could have been even more dominant if they had managed to get Williams plenty of TV time before the election.

    A Labour voter i know said that as the results came in on saturday night he was watching Williams and thinking thank god!

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  14. Ratbiter (1,265 comments) says:

    Brian Smaller: Here’s the thing – Labour = Unions, worker’s rights and the welfare state. (And other things…) This is widely understood, this has always been the case, and it is not some evil socialist conspiracy. Don’t like it? Don’t whinge about it, just Don’t vote Labour!

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  15. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    williams’ face..on live tv..on election night..straight after clark made her (surprise) resignation..

    ..was pure theatre..

    ..as he struggled with the shock/surprise news/realisation of his own political demise..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  16. baxter (893 comments) says:

    The question is Has he got any more integrity than the present chap?

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  17. David Farrar (1,858 comments) says:

    I’ve always regarded Andrew as a honest chap.

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  18. jackp (668 comments) says:

    I know one person Mike Williams isn’t going to be working for…… Glenn Owen. Perhaps he can work as a private detective.

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  19. first time caller (384 comments) says:

    What’s with the PC crap?

    He’s just another lefty unionist that the Left specialize in. Bring him on.

    Another big headed loser

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