David Shearer

Cunliffe tipped for role

Cunliffe tipped for role

The Labour Party caucus may have to swallow its collective pride and support David Cunliffe as the next party leader as the MPs consider how to save their jobs at the 2014 general election.

Leadership race: city connections

Leadership race: city connections

David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson are seen as the most likely of all Labour MPs to become leader and deputy leader of the party, after David Shearer announced his resignation after 20 months in the top job.

Shearer's new chief of staff could sharpen policy

Shearer's new chief of staff could sharpen policy

A boadicea with a Mona Lisa smile plus a wickedly infectious chuckle to boot?

Shearer supports living wage campaign

Shearer supports living wage campaign

Labour Leader David Shearer says he supports the campaign for a living wage hourly rate of $18.40.

Shearer gives State of Nation address

Shearer gives State of Nation address

Labour leader David Shearer has outlined his party's plans to work on policies such as ensuring school children can move seamlessly from school to a job or further education, and to develop an alternative White Paper on child poverty to challenge the Government's.

Best showing yet by Shearer with 'zero Budget' censure

Best showing yet by Shearer with 'zero Budget' censure

OPINION: David Shearer delivered his strongest speech yet as leader of the Labour Party, when he yesterday launched a broadside at the Government's prediction for a "zero Budget" to be delivered on Thursday.

Labour leader joins locked-out workers

Labour leader David Shearer joined about 40 locked-out Affco workers on the Horotiu picket line this morning.

Shearer confident in his role

Shearer confident in his role

If Labour leader David Shearer feels insecure about his job after four months of leading the party, he was not showing it during a visit to Dunedin yesterday.

Week in Politics: Shearer steels himself to do things his way

Scanning the packed upstairs function room in Wellington's Wellesley Hotel on Thursday morning, a newspaper photographer with long experience of the habits of politicians summed up what was going on with a pithy observation: this was not your typical Labour Party audience.

Shearer calls for investment in education

Shearer calls for investment in education

Labour party leader David Shearer has indicated any future Labour Government would keep a capital gains tax, but ditch a policy meaning the first $5000 of income is tax-free.

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