Salmond rejoins the Labour Leader’s Office

January 23rd, 2013 at 2:56 pm by David Farrar

on his website discloses:

I am a native-born New Zealander, and also hold US citizenship. I work as Political Director in the Office of the New Zealand Party Leader, a position I have held since early 2013. I have been a member of the labour party since 1998, and have worked on various partisan and independent campaigns for left-leaning government in New Zealand since 1996. Earlier New Zealand-based work included positions in the Office of the Prime Minister (2007) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1998-2001).

It s fascinating that Rob has moved back to New Zealand to take up this role. A very smart appointment by Robertson and Cameron as I rate Rob’s political and data skills very highly. I expect to see his presence lead to significant changes in Labour’s political operations. National should perhaps be happy he wasn’t there in 2012.

Not quite sure where political director sits in the structure, and whether it includes media, comms and research – or if they all report to the chief of staff.

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5 Responses to “Salmond rejoins the Labour Leader’s Office”

  1. Kimble (4,440 comments) says:

    Will he change the party, or will the party change him?

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  2. peteremcc (344 comments) says:

    Call this a prediction if you will, but I suspect this move probably seals the deal on a Labour led government come 2014. A very good appointment.

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  3. Pete George (23,602 comments) says:

    Sounds like they could do with some sound guidance.

    Laurasaurus Rex ‏@mcquillanatorz

    How many Labour press secs does it take to answer a question about what time David Shearer is going to Ratana? More than three, apparently.

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  4. simo (150 comments) says:

    peteremcc – broken brand, how many ways can you sell “we will take money from them to give to you” Even Bobbity Rob gona have to spin this one wide…..

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  5. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    Have they brought him back to fix the Standard?

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