Labour sets date to name leader

Labour sets date to name leader

Labour will announce its new leader on November 18 after a three week long roadshow by the contenders.

No portfolio in Act deal

No portfolio in Act deal

The Act Party has signed a deal to work with National for another three years, but the agreement does not include a ministerial portfolio for new MP David Seymour.

Sexuality not an issue: Robertson

Sexuality not an issue: Robertson

Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson is relaxed about David Cunliffe supporters raising the issue of him being gay but he does not believe it will be a factor in their vote.

Cunliffe quits, but wants job back

Cunliffe quits, but wants job back

Labour MPs David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson are chasing the toughest job in New Zealand politics - lifting Labour out of the political wilderness.

Cunliffe fails to get union guarantee

Cunliffe fails to get union guarantee

Labour's largest affiliated union has sent a warning to leader David Cunliffe not to assume it will back him again if he forces another leadership runoff following Labour's disastrous election result.

Seymour's pay packet likely to reflect Act's importance

Seymour's pay packet likely to reflect Act's importance

Act's 32-year-old sole MP and parliamentary newcomer could be up for a salary of $226,300 and a sizeable package of funding to run his office and Act's parliamentary operations if Prime Minister John Key gives him a ministerial portfolio.

Cunliffe may resign then stand again

Cunliffe may resign then stand again

Labour leader David Cunliffe is expected to resign within three days but is still seriously considering going back into battle to reclaim the leadership, despite his own supporters urging that it is time to give up.

Cunliffe supporters blamed for vote leak

Cunliffe supporters blamed for vote leak

Supporters of David Cunliffe are being blamed for leaking a breakdown of how unions and party members voted in last year's Labour leadership election in an apparent bid to highlight how strongly Mr Cunliffe was preferred over Grant Robertson.

Loyalists advise Cunliffe to step down

Loyalists advise Cunliffe to step down

Former Cunliffe loyalist Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway is understood to be one of the MPs now counselling Labour leader David Cunliffe to step down as leader because of concerns staying in the role will further destabilise the party.

Harawira heads for uncertain future

Harawira heads for uncertain future

Mana Party leader Hone Harawira says he hasn't spoken to Kim Dotcom since election night.

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