31 Aug 2008

Labour issues party list

2:51 pm on 31 August 2008

The former chief of the Families Commission, Dr Rajen Prasad, has been given the number 12 place on Labour's party list.

Party president Mike Williams says the list represents rejuvenation of the party.

Jacinda Ardern, 28, is at number 20. She is currently a senior policy adviser to the British Home Secretary in London.

Chinese lawyer Raymond Huo is at number 21 on the list which was issued on Sunday.

Other new candidates include former head of policy for Oxfam, Phil Twyford; former secretary of the Council of Trade Unions, Carol Beaumont; and school principal Kelvin Davis.

Labour's front bench takes the top eight places: Marian Street, Nanaia Mahuta and Winnie Laban are at nine, 10 and 11.