Former Alliance Party leader and Cabinet minister Laila Harre has joined the Green Party’s staff.
Harre will take up the newly created position of issues director and will be based in Auckland.
Heh, issues director. My interpretation of that is she will be effectively the Auckland Campaign Director.
“Laila’s experience in central and local government, coupled with her strong campaigning background, makes her ideally suited to this job.”
The Greens know that keeping their vote high in Auckland is key to retaining over 10% support. Only 3 out of their 14 MPs are Auckland based. I will not be surprised if Harre turns up on their party list.