Tell ‘im ‘e’s dreamin

The Greens have lost another senior staff member, but this latest one reckons he could be back when the Greens make government.

The Green Party has lost its third senior staff member in as many months after chief of staff Andrew Campbell announced his resignation, saying it was time for “fresh legs” to take over his role after two elections.

Mr Campbell has held critical back-room roles in the party for the past five and a half years, first as chief press secretary and then as chief of staff after James Shaw took over the leadership from Russel Norman after the 2014 election.   

It follows the resignations of chief press secretary Leah Haines for family reasons, and former communications director David Cormack who left after just six months in the role to set up a public relations company.

Mr Campbell denied the string of resignations was due to discontent in the Green camp. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had. I love politics, I love elections but you get to a point where you need to take a break from it. That’s it in a nutshell.”

He did not yet have another job lined up but had made it clear to the Green Party after the 2014 election that he intended to leave, partly because he felt it was time for ‘fresh legs’ to take on the role after seeing the party through two elections.

He would not rule out returning to the Green Party in the future if it was in Government.

Perhaps he should give Daryl Kerrigan a call for some advice on that.

No doubt Daryl would tell him he’s dreamin’.

Arts, Lifestyle and travel blogger, David Farrar is saying what everyone but the Greens seems unaware of:

I don’t think it is due to internal discontent, more a realisation that the chance of the Greens getting into Government is pretty bleak. Even if there is a Labour-led Government, they’ll need Peters and he’d veto the Greens being Ministers.

Yep…but Labour don’t seem to realise this either.


– NZ Herald


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  • Nige.

    “did not yet have another job lined up ”

    is this because he qualifies for a nandor tanczos lifestyle?

    • Nige.

      What do they mean by “ANOTHER” job? Was it actually a job in the first place?

  • Isherman

    “If it was in government” – that’s funny, all of the other lefties talk about ‘when’ they are in government. [snigger]
    I’m only 40 so It’s far from certain I’ll live to see it anyway.

  • Ross15

    So he’ll let all the others do the “hard yards” of trying to get into Govt. and if they succeed he’ll wander along and ask for his job back. Someone has a lot to learn.