5 Aug 2019

Greens leaders James Shaw, Marama Davidson talk policy

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 5 August 2019

One of the Green Party's top ranking list candidates at the last election says he won't stand again, because he's unhappy with the party's direction.

Jack McDonald was 11th on the party's list in 2017, and is also standing down as the party's policy co-convener.

Speaking after the party's annual general meeting in Dunedin at the weekend, he said party co-leader James Shaw is too centrist and too willing to make comprises a large chunk of the party's membership don't want.

Jack McDonald says voters want to see the Greens pushing strong policies and will not respond well to "timidity and moderation".

Greens co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw join Corin Dann in the studio.