Long term Labour supporters and even former ministers and MPs are quietly abandoning the formerly good ship Labour.Some are not so quietly doing, like Dover Samuels, who took it upon himself to ring Radio LIve and tell the listeners that he has had enough.
Former Labour minister Dover Samuels says he won’t be voting for the party at the election.
He cited the party’s opposition to the Puhoi to Wellsford extension and Leader David Cunliffe’s “prima donna grandstanding” over the issue of sexual violence.
The former Maori Affairs Minister who now serves on the Northland Regional Council confirmed the Herald this morning he did not intend giving his party vote to Labour.
“Labour’s moved away from me, I’ve never moved away from Labour. I’m as staunch of the principles of Labour as I ever was, since the days of Mickey Savage.”
He indicated he would be voting for NZ First.
“Winston Peters has been somebody that certainly has been an advocate of the regions and I’m a regional councillor and I find that spokespersons for the Labour Party have really turned their backs on some of the initiatives that the Northland Council have been advocating.” ¬†¬† Read more »