Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at
departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks
show he does not have control over his emotions.
Departing Labour MP Shane Jones' antipathy for the Green
Party went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would
not be a minister if he was "second fiddle" to Green
co-leader Russel Norman as deputy prime minister or in a
senior economic role.
Protesters egged Prime Minister John Key's ministerial BMW as
it collected him from a state housing development in Napier
Labour party leader David Cunliffe said he did not try to
convince Shane Jones to stay with the party when he received
news of his resignation yesterday.
Labour MP Shane Jones will leave politics at the end of next
month, saying he had come to the conclusion over Easter that
it was time to go.
Labour MP Shane Jones' party leadership bid was part-funded
by a cash donation from Sir Wira Gardiner, husband of
National Party Cabinet minister Hekia Parata.
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