At the annual Rainbow Labour breakfast at the weekend, departing gay MP Tim Barnett was publically thanked for his several years' work in Parliament on LGBT issues. Wellington Central Labour candidate Grant Robinson at Rainbow Labour's breakfast Held during the Labour Party Congress, Rainbow Labour's 11th Annual Breakfast was a fundraiser for the upcoming NZ general election. "As always, it was a who's who of Labour Party people, including the President of the Party Mike Williams, Cabinet Ministers Chris Carter and Maryan Street, and a number of MPs and candidates," Labour's Michael Wilson tells GayNZ.com. Labour's gay Wellington Central candidate Grant Robertson was the was MC, and welcomed Out There facilitator Nathan Brown who spoke about issues affecting young people, and Daniel from Nelson's Neyland College, who spoke about gay and straight student alliances. "This was the last opportunity we had to publicly thank Tim Barnett for all his hard work," says Wilson. "Charles Chauvel thanked Tim on behalf of the Sector, and everybody at the breakfast then gave Tim a standing ovation for all his hard work on Civil Unions, Prostitution, and a host of other issues." Barnett announced in February his intention to retire as an MP at the next election.
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Thursday, 17th April 2008 - 11:41am
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