The Herald reports:
Ms Brandon was a respected Auckland lawyer before taking up the role in Mr Cunliffe’s office last September.
Sources said Labour’s caucus and staff were told today she had resigned because of a serious case of shingles.
Ms Brandon has been on leave for several weeks because of the illness.
I blogged when Brandon was appointed that she was highly regarded at the Auckland Council and a good appointment. Her departure is a loss to Labour. It means they will shortly be onto their 5th Chief of Staff in just over two years.