New Zealand Labour Party

Backing New Zealanders to get ahead

New Labour Leader Andrew Little says it is an immense privilege to have been chosen to lead the party and to be given the task of ensuring it once again becomes a powerful force that backs New Zealanders in getting ahead as a nation. 

"Labour is the party that has always been at the forefront of real and meaningful change that benefits all New Zealanders and that is the tradition I will honour as Leader.

"I would like to thank my fellow leadership contestants. My appreciation of their talents and skills has redoubled since we’ve been on the road these last few weeks.

"I have also been greatly heartened by the strength and vigour of our membership and our movement and its dedication to building a better New Zealand in which everyone gets a fair go and the chance to get ahead.

"The current Government has shown its disdain for New Zealanders with its attacks on Kiwis' rights at work, their right to privacy, and in its moves to sell our housing assets and its mistreatment of the families of the Pike River disaster.

"It is becoming clearer by the day that this must be their last term and I am confident that by drawing the movement together we can achieve that aim. I look forward to leading the change,” Andrew Little says.