David Shearer has announced his shadow Cabinet and it is quite NEW.
1 David Shearer
2 Grant Robertson, environment Tertiary education
3 David Parker, Finance
4 Jacinta Adern, Social Policy.
5 David Cunliffe economic development.
6 Clayton Cosgrove, SOES Commerce small business assoc Finance.
7 Shane Jones, regional development, fisheries and assoc maori affairs.
8 Nania Mahuta, Education.
9 Maryanne Street is 1st on second row.
Shearer is faced with two less front bench places due to shrinkage, Health is still a mystery, Goff Foreign Affairs and King are down to 16 and 17, Mallard must be the numbers man as he holds shadow leader of the house at 12.
Moroney, Dyson, Horomia (Maori affairs) and Mackey seen to be dropped. almost out the back door.
Parker vs English.
Adern vs Bennett.
Mahuta vs Parata.
Cosgrove vs Ryall Partial share sales
Cosgrove described by his leader as the attack Bulldog, Pug may be a better fit
Adern is the number one shielagh with only two on the front bench.
Dalziel around 15 ChCh EQ
Evidence aplenty that all is not well in the changing shed, then again options were somewhat fraught.
Onward, to Mecca….
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