6 Nov 2017

Māori Party plans future after Tuku Morgan quits

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 6 November 2017

Tukoroirangi Morgan has stood aside as President of the Māori Party, and other members of the executive have also stepped down. The party is no longer in Parliament; losing its only electorate seat and getting just 1.2 percent of the party vote in September's election.

Party members are still working on returning to Parliament at the next election and on Sunday they met for a debrief. Marama Fox is the co-leader of the Māori Party and was at the hui at Waipapa Marae. She tells us there still needs to be "a voice of the people that's not hamstrung in major party politics".