Labour MP Darien Fenton to leave Parliament

Darien Fenton. Photo NZ Herald
Darien Fenton. Photo NZ Herald
Labour MP Darien Fenton will leave Parliament at the next election.

The list MP announced today she would not seek re-election at the September election.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to have served in Parliament as a Labour MP for nearly nine years," she said.

Labour leader David Cunliffe said Ms Fenton had made a significant contribution to the Labour movement in her years at Parliament.

"Darien Fenton has been a strong voice for workers in Parliament, reflecting her former leadership role as the vice president of Council of Trade Unions and head of the Service & Food Workers Union," he said.

"This included taking a leading role in the development of Labour's industrial relations policy, particularly in the areas of the Living Wage, and occupational health and safety."

 

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