Little confirmed as President

Voxy reports:

Labour Leader Phil Goff today warmly welcomed Andrew Little as the new president of the New Zealand Labour Party.

Mr Little, national secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, was elected unopposed today. He takes over from Mike Williams, who has retired after eight years in the role.

“The election of Andrew Little to the role of party president is a significant step in the renewal process taking place in the Labour Party since the last election.

Andrew is doing the job on top of his duties as EPMU National Secretary, and is a declared candidate for 2011 (or before). So which current MP said this in 1976:

“We need a dedicated and full-time president and secretary neither of whom should be an MP or have parliamentary ambitions. These positions are important in their own right.”

The answer is over the break.

By coincidence it was a Phil Goff. I guess he has changed his mind. So was he wrong then or is he wrong now?

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