I understand that David Shearer’s Chief Press Secretary, has resigned her job and will be leaving the Labour Leader’s office in the near future.
Also Senior Advisor John Pagani’s contract terminated this week, and he no longer works for David Shearer.
Grant Robertson is almost going to run out of friends to fill these new vacancies
UPDATE: A reporter has tweeted A Labour media spokesperson says “as far as we’re aware Fran has not resigned”. She’s not answering phone calls.
My understanding is that Mold did resign by e-mail some time ago. This was before Nash left the office. However even after Nash’s departure was confirmed, she told other senior staff that she still intended to leave. Maybe she has been persuaded to change her mind. I have this from a very reliable source. I would suggest media ask specifically about any e-mails that include the word resignation or resign in them.
UPDATE2: A reporter has tweeted Mold denies she has resigned. Again I suggest people ask about whether or not she e-mailed her resignation or at least an offer of resignation in recent times. It is possible she has been persuaded to change her mind for now.
UPDATE3: A commenter has stated:
She resigned and announced it to colleagues some time ago. She has been talking about going off on an OE.
Maybe it has all changed now Nash is out of the way.
The commenter is someone with Labour Party connections, as is my original source. That is two independent people who have said Mold has or had resigned and more so announced it to some of her colleagues. Changing one’s mind (if it has changed) does not negate the fact it was announced originally.Tags: David Shearer, Fran Mold, Grant Robertson, John Pagani, Labour Leadership