Grant Robertson There’s a strong ’rainbow’ presence in the Labour Party’s pre-election rankings, with four out MPs in the top 20. Grant Robertson is the highest-ranked Rainbow Labour candidate, in third place. Marriage equality champion and sitting Manurewa MP Louisa Wall is ranked 12th. She was not on the 2011 pre-election list as she wanted to win her electorate to remain in parliament, which she successfully did. Maryan Street is ranked 15th, meaning she should be safely assured of a return to Parliament. Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri is in 19th spot, while newcomer Tamati Coffey is in 30th place, meaning if he does not win the Rotorua seat Labour’s party vote will crucial in his hopes of making it to Parliament. The other Rainbow Labour candidates on the list are Christchurch Central hopeful Tony Milne at 36th, Northcote’s Richard Hills at 47th and Whangarei candidate Kelly Ellis in 52nd place.
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First published: Monday, 23rd June 2014 - 2:30pm
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