Labour’s new lineup

  • Leader: Phil Goff
  • Deputy Leader: Annette King
  • Finance: David Cunliffe
  • Foreign Affairs: Helen Clark
  • Shadow Leader: Michael Cullen
  • Senior Whip: Darren Hughes
  • Junior Whip: Steve Chadwick

Congratulations to Phil Goff for achieving his long held ambition, and without even a ballot. He will be a very happy chap tonight. Annette is probably taking up the Deputy more through a sense of duty than ambition. She will be a key person in keeping people happy.

Overall looks pretty sensible to me.

We also have the unusual situation where Clark remains as Prime Minister for another week or so, despite no longer being party leader. I don’t thik there has ever before been a leadership change before the new Government has even been sworn in.

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