Labour’s new president

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From the Labour Party:

“Nigel Haworth has been elected as Labour Party President following a vote conducted among the constituent organisations and elected representatives of the Party. This follows the resignation of Moira Coatsworth in December 2014.

Nigel previously served on the Party’s NZ Council as Policy Council representative.

Nigel Haworth said today:

“It is a privilege to take up this role at a time of growing party membership, renewed energy across the party, and a driving commitment to Labour success in the 2017 general election. I’m looking forward to working with members across the party to build a successful 2017 campaign.”

Commiserations to Rob Gallagher who has been a dedicated and hard working member of New Zealand Council for many years.

17 comments on “Labour’s new president”

  1. Anne 1

    Congrats to Nigel Haworth. He’s filling big shoes but I think he will do a good job.

    What I said on Open Mike:

    I hope Nigel Haworth and co. will create a special role for the losing presidential candidate, Robert Gallagher. He has huge organisational experience… something which has been in short supply in recent years.

  2. Tiger Mountain 2

    Lets hope Nigel has retained the spirit and enquiring faculties he demonstrated as an academic critical of “Nissan Way” teamworking back in 1988. What did become of later initiative Hi Performance Work anyway?

  3. r0b 3

    I met Nigel back in the AUS days. Good guy, I welcome him as Labour president.

  4. Michael 4

    Best of luck to him. Haworth has a big job overhauling the Labour Party and getting it to look even vaguely electable.

  5. whateva next? 5

    As Andrew Little says”..coming together nicely” very very heartened by the way Labour has become stronger in adversity, but what would you expect from Labour?
    Congratulations Nigel, and thankyou to both candidates for putting themselves up for this, and for the respectful way it was held.

  6. Red delusion 6

    Just what labour needs another academic

    • One Anonymous Bloke 6.1

      Just what National needs: another parrot.

    • mickysavage 6.2

      Yep intellectual ability is the last thing that our country and our world needs.

      • adam 6.2.1

        Last thing workers need is more H.R.

        And if you believe your statement is true mickysavage – where has the Ivory tower been whist working people have been shafted by liberalism, in all it’s naked glory for the last 30 years?

        • Colonial Rawshark

          Well, I think they’ve been getting regular monthly pay checks at 4x to 5x the minimum wage, won for them by their union.

  7. where does he sit on the ideological-spectrum…?

    • whateva next? 7.1

      He’s for Labour as far as I could tell in his speech, and he has been voted as president. Is this thread really heading down the path of “lets be sceptical and unsupportive (and smug)” or am I sensitised by the last years farce of self serving factions? I hope so.

      • phillip ure 7.1.1

        that is quite a reasonable question to ask about the new president of the labour party..

        ..if he is from the right..or the progressive camps..?

        ..can’t understand the reasons for yr consternation..

        • whateva next?

          “…..or am I sensitised by the last years farce of self serving factions? I hope so.”

  8. The Baron 8

    LOLz. Is this for real? He wasn’t even the better of the two candidates. Labour’s shallow gene pool bites again! And yup, include you in that statement Greggles – any more dodgy trust advice lately?

    [lprent: Piss off – banned for a month for stupidity, stupid trolling, and having a go at one of my authors about something that has nothing to do with this post. Read the policy, the section about self-martyrdom. ]

    • Colonial Rawshark 8.1

      Speaking of shallow gene pools, why don’t you try and find us another Sabin-style candidate for National who gives us another costly, wasteful by-election.

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