1 May 2014

Labour selects Northland candidate

8:23 pm on 1 May 2014

A young Ngati Hine lawyer has been selected as Labour's candidate for the Northland seat, in this year's general election.

Willow-Jean Prime.

Willow-Jean Prime. Photo: WAIKATO UNIVERSITY

Willow-Jean Prime, 31, has played a prominent role in the presentation of hapu claims to the Waitangi Tribunal, and was elected a Far North councillor last October.

She trained and worked as a solicitor in Wellington, before returning to the north to establish her own business, and work for Ngati Hine.

Ms Prime said she loved being a district councillor but believed she could achieve more for the north as an MP.