4 Jun 2020

Labour Party Māori electorate MPs return to list

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 4 June 2020

As we reported earlier this week, Labour's Māori electorate MPs are returning to the party list this year after a bold play in 2017 saw them sweep all seven seats.

Last election's decision to stay off the list was designed to wipe out the Māori Party and make room on the Labour list for greater Māori representation.

Labour's Maori caucus co-chair Meka Whaitiri said the strategy worked with 13 Labour Māori MPs in government and the Māori Party gone.

Political commentators Morgan Godfery and Shane Te Pou speak to Kim Hill.