Alliance founder, Mana candidate, Matt McCarten, to be Cunliffe’s right-hand man

Wed, 26 Feb 2014

By Pattrick Smellie Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Former New Labour and Alliance party founder Matt McCarten has been appointed chief of staff for Labour Party leader David Cunliffe. In a move likely to please Cunliffe’s backers on the left of the party and place further strain on relationships with centrist, senior members of his caucus, Cunliffe said McCarten’s proven track record as a political organiser and strategist over more than 30 years qualified him for the role. “He has spent his life fighting for social justice and workers’ rights. Hi...

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