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Pacific Labour MPs support Jacinda Ardern's leadership

01 August 2017

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Labour MP in Auckland, Aupito William Sio, says a change in leadership won't sway the party's goal of changing the government in next month's general election.

Labour Leader Andrew Little stood down this morning at a special caucus meeting. His decision follows the latest polls, which has seen the party on 24 per cent, their worst ever result.

Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern, MP for Mt Albert, was voted in as the new leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis, her deputy.

Newly elected Labour Party Leader, Jacinda Ardern. Photo/

Mangere MP Aupito offered his congratulations to the new team.

"All five Pacific members of Parliament from Carmel Sepuloni, Poto Williams, Kris Faafoi, Jenny Salesa and certainly for myself, we are 100 percent behind Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis."

Jacinda Ardern, 37, is the sixth leader Labour has had in the past nine years.

The general election will be held September 23. 

The Labour Party's Pacific MPs: Kris Faafoi, Jenny Salesa, Carmel Sepuloni, Poto Williams and Aupito Williams Sio. Photo/

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