Labour, 43 MPs
Members of New Zealand's 49th Parliament, elected November 2008.
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Updated 9 December 2008
Phil Goff was elected leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, unopposed,
three days after former Prime Minister Helen Clark resigned.
Mr Goff said a strong and effective Opposition is vital to the effective
functioning of a democracy.
"Labour will fulfill that role. Our caucus is 43 strong, seven down
on our 2005 election result," Phil Goff said.
"In Government, Labour succeeded because it had a united, disciplined
and motivated parliamentary and ministerial team.
"The outcome of today's caucus demonstrates that Labour will be a
strong, united and determined Opposition.
"We have 13 new members, who are the most talented and able intake
into our caucus since 1984. Their presence gives Labour's caucus a strong
combination of experience and new and fresh talent.
"We accept the verdict of the people that after nine years in government,
the mood was time for a change. Time will tell whether the changes which
are proposed will be what the public was led to believe.
"We are proud of what Labour has achieved for New Zealand over its
time in office - we have left the country a better place than we found
it," Phil Goff said.
"We recognise however the importance of reconnecting with the electorate
and regrouping, using our time in opposition to develop new policy as
well as fulfilling the role of holding the Government to account.
"In Opposition, we will support the Government constructively where
we believe its actions are consistent with the well-being of New Zealand
and New Zealanders.
Labour Party MPs elected to 49th Parliament:
Christchurch Central Electorate
Te Atatü Electorate
CHADWICK, Steve (Stephanie)
CLARK, Helen Elizabeth
Mt Albert Electorate
New Lynn Electorate
Dunedin South Electorate
Christchurch East Electorate
DAVIS, Kelvin Glen
Port Hills Electorate
Mt Roskill Electorate
HIPKINS, Christopher John
Dunedin North Electorate
Palmerston North Electorate
Hutt South Electorate
Wellington Central Electorate
Manukau East Electorate
SIO, Su'a William