12 Sep 2009

I'm still the right leader: Goff

4:59 pm on 12 September 2009

Labour Party leader Phil Goff says he believes he's the right person to lead the party into the 2011 election and he will be judged on his performance.

Mr Goff will on Sunday deliver his first keynote speech as leader to Labour's annual conference in Rotorua.

He says it's only natural that after nine years in Government the public are not really listening to Labour.

Mr Goff says being in opposition gives the party the chance to take a fresh look at its policies and he's confident Labour can win the 2011 election.

But he's refusing to be drawn on whether he will remain leader if it does not.

He says he would support whoever was best for the position - and if he felt that was still himself, he would put his name forward.

Mr Goff says he will be judged on his performance - adding that All Black's coach Graham Henry is under the same sort of pressure.