I have written before about the lack of understanding in the art and practice of good governance within the New Zealand Labour party.Â It surprises me at their limited practice of good governance when, within Parliament, the rules of Governance as developed by Erskine May and Roberts Rules are the controlling factors in their day to day life.
We currently have four Labour MPs aiming to be what they are calling the “Leader of the Party”. I had always believed that the Party was lead by the Party President, not the Leader of the Parliamentary wing.
But that aside, as I have already written on the topic, I want to address the latest faux pas being committed by the four aspiring leaders.Â They are all stating that they will promote this or that policy as leader.Â That they will change policy or make new policy etc.
From the true Governance perspective policy is not made by the Chairman of the Board, but by the Board itself. And the Board of the Party is not the Caucus but the Labour Party Council. Â Read more »