James Shaw is the new male co-leader of the Green Party, in a relatively close race with Kevin Hague for the role. It was a two horse race, with Shaw attracting 54 per cent support, and Hague 44 per cent. If Hague had the role he would have been the first openly-gay leader of a New Zealand political party. James Shaw entered parliament at the last election. He comes from a business background. He has paid tribute to Hague as an “extraordinary, warm, strategic, intelligent and graceful human being” with great experience. No matter who leads the party, the Greens have made it clear they remain committed to progressing lgbti rights and advocating for the community.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Saturday, 30th May 2015 - 2:22pm
This page displays a version of a GayNZ.com article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us