2 Oct 2013

Labour can action Maori aspirations - Wall

7:20 pm on 2 October 2013

Labour MP Louisa Wall says the new rankings of the party's Maori members sends a clear message to Maoridom that it can fight for them in Parliament.

Its Maori Caucus members recently secured a number of portfolios under new leader David Cunliffe - including Economics, Maori Affairs, Water, Treaty Negotiations, Youth Affairs and Customs.

List MP Shane Jones has been bumped up to number five and Nanaia Mahuta now sits at number nine.

Louisa Wall says it sends a clear signal to Maori voters that its capacity is strong.

Ms Wall says they can feel assured that Maori members are in key positions and have the capacity to bring to fruition a lot of Maori aspirations.