15 Dec 2009

Faster feedback ways needed - Sharples

8:55 am on 15 December 2009

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says his caucus needs to do more to strengthen relations with the party's membership.

He says the first full year in coalition with National has been challenging, with many members still disappointed by policy compromises and the failure to get Maori seats on the new Auckland super-city council.

Dr Sharples told Waatea News the pressure of work means the MPs can feel isolated and they need to find a quicker way to get feedback from supporters on issues that come up in Parliament.