It has been a big fortnight in politics for me. David Shearer has reviewed our Labour caucus and refreshed the lineup.
As a relatively new Member of Parliament, I received a big promotion and a new challenge. I feel privileged to have been trusted with significant new responsibilities as I take over the role of spokesperson for Economic Development and Small Business. I’m excited about the opportunity.
Of course with any promotion comes increased expectations as a related Otago Daily Times editorial makes plain.
For those with an interest in jobs and the economy, TV3’s Firstline asked me where I want to take the portfolios.
In short, David Shearer has shared his vision for a clean, green, diversified economy that creates jobs in a sustainable way. My task is to outline a credible plan to get there. Elsewhere, I’ve shared in writing some early thoughts about these new responsibilities.