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Committee shares disgust over Carter treatment

Tue 7 Dec 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News

Chris Carter The Labour electorate committee in Te Atatu has written to the party's president and leader protesting the treatment of MP Chris Carter. Carter was thrown out of the party in October after an attempt to undermine the leadership of Phil Goff. The letter to Andrew Little and Goff has been published in blogsite Kiwiblog. It says the actions of the two men were offensive and had destroyed the trust and faith of the committee in the party leadership. It backs Carter's assertion that Goff is an uninspiring leader. Little says he will respond the letter, but has questioned how united the committee was in its scathing criticism, a point that was also raised by former president Mike Williams, who lives in the electorate and is still a member of the party. "I'm glad to see the back of the bastard, frankly," Mr Williams has told the NZ Herald. "I know some of the members [of the committee] and I can tell you that that would not have been a unanimous decision. There must have been quite a lot of people out of the room at the time." Carter says he does not have anything to do with the letter, or the leak.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 7th December 2010 - 12:21pm

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