3 Nov 2014

Maori Party to review election result

6:59 pm on 3 November 2014

The Maori Party's newly elected co-vice president says the party has a lot of questions to answer about its poor election performance.

Susan Cullen.

Susan Cullen. Photo: MAORI PARTY

Six out of the seven Maori electorate seats are now held by Labour MPs following September's election.

Susan Cullen was elected as the Maori Party's wahine vice-president at the party's annual general meeting on Saturday following the resignation of Donna Gardiner.

Ken Mair stood down as the tane (men's) vice-president, and Bayden Barber took over the role.

The party's only list MP, Marama Fox, was confirmed as its female co-leader following the retirement of Tariana Turia and joins Te Ururoa Flavell.

Ms Cullen said the election was the worst result ever for the Maori Party and it needed to ensure that it stops that trend and rebuilds momentum.

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