Labour MP Phil Twyford has been given a leading role in the party’s election campaign next year.
Twyford has been made Labour’s campaign chairman, which puts him charge of strategy for the election.
The Te Atatu MP was given the role because of his seniority in the caucus, his campaign experience and his strong performance in Parliament, especially in the housing portfolio.
He will also chair Labour’s campaign in a likely Mt Roskill by-election, which will be triggered if Labour’s Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff wins the Auckland mayoralty.
Good luck Phil.