Labour MP David Cunliffe's New Lynn electorate committee
is considering laying a complaint to the party's ruling body
over their member's demotion.
Electorate secretary Greg Presland said the committee would
meet tonight to decide if a complaint would be laid and what
the nature of that complaint would be.
"We are concerned about the ways in which it was dealt with
over the past few days."
Yesterday Labour leader David Shearer was unanimously
endorsed by the party's 34 MPs after he called an urgent vote
to put to rest speculation of a leadership challenge.
Mr Shearer demoted Cunliffe to the back bench, stripping him
of his economic development portfolio, for undermining him
during last weekend's party conference and refusing to back
him as leader.
Mr Presland said he sat with Mr Cunliffe throughout the
conference and did not see anything wrong with his behaviour.
He said there was an element of "sabotage" in the way Mr
Cunliffe had been treated.
Mr Presland said it was unreasonable to expect Mr Cunliffe to
say how he would vote over the leadership on February 13 next
year, when other MPs within the Labour Party also refused to
say how they would vote.