Andrew Little announces Labour caucus line-up

By Te Kāea
Labour leader Andrew Little announces caucus list

Despite winning six of the seven Māori electorates in this year’s election, only two Māori MPs have made Labour's list of ranked MPs. 

Today, Labour leader Andrew Little announced his caucus line-up, which sees Annette King as his deputy for the coming year.

Grant Roberston is Labour's Finance spokesperson and is third on the list.

Hauraki-Waikato MP, Nanaia Mahuta, is ranked in fourth place and has been reappointed as Māori Development spokesperson.

Tai Tokerau MP, Kelvin Davis, has moved into eighth position on the list, which includes Police, Corrections, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Associate Regional Development, Associate Education (Māori) portfolios.

Little says, "These roles will be reviewed in a year to ensure Labour has the strongest possible team to head into the 2017 election."


  1. Andrew Little, Leader of the Labour Party, Security and Intelligence
  2. Annette King, Deputy Leader, Health
  3. Grant Robertson, Finance
  4. Nanaia Mahuta, Māori Development
  5. Phil Twyford, Housing, Transport
  6. Chris Hipkins, Senior Whip, Shadow Leader of the House, Education
  7. Carmel Sepuloni, Junior Whip, Social Development
  8. Kelvin Davis, Police, Corrections, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Associate Regional Development, Associate Education (Māori)
  9. Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Children, Small Business, Arts & Culture
  10. David Clark, Economic Development, Associate Finance, Associate Health
  11. Su'a William Sio, Pacific Island Affairs, Local Government, Associate Housing (South Auckland), Interfaith Dialogue
  12. Iain Lees-Galloway, Labour
  13. Megan Woods, Environment, Climate Change
  14. David Cunliffe, Regional Development, Tertiary Education, Innovation, Research & Development, Science & Technology, Associate Economic Development
  15. David Parker, Shadow Attorney General, Treaty Negotiations, Trade & Export Growth
  16. David Shearer, Foreign Affairs, Consumer Affairs
  17. Phil Goff, Defence, Veterans’ Affairs, Disarmament, Auckland Issues, Ethnic Affairs