9 Sep 2014

Labour 'desperate' - Maori Party leader

7:12 am on 9 September 2014

The Maori Party dismissed Labour's comments on post election deals as panic politics.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. Photo: RNZ

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said Labour was clearly feeling desperate after leader David Cunliffe confirmed his party would only do ministerial deals with two other parties - the Greens and New Zealand First.

Mr Cunliffe said there would be no ministers from either the Maori Party or Internet Mana in a Labour-led government.

Mr Ururoa Flavell said Labour was clearly being pushed into a corner by other potential political partners.

The Maori Party still had its open door to work with either Labour or National, he said.

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