Departure of Tim Barnett as General Secretary

The New Zealand Labour Party’s General Secretary, Tim Barnett, today announced his resignation.

Mr Barnett, who has been in the role for just over three years, will take up a new job in November, and will remain General Secretary until this time.

Labour Party President Nigel Haworth says:

“Tim has been a tireless servant of the party and it is with sincere regret that I have accepted his resignation.

“During his time in the role the party has undergone significant constitutional reform and the party is in excellent heart.

“Tim has overseen Labour’s Christchurch East, Ikaroa-Rawhiti and Northland by-election campaigns, as well as the 2014 election.

“Tim has been offered, and will accept, a new and exciting work opportunity and the entire party wishes him the best in this new role.”

Mr Barnett will remain in the role until the 2015 Party Conference. The Labour Party will open applications for a replacement in due course.


Contact: Nigel Haworth 021 637 599