Audrey Young is the New Zealand Herald’s political editor.

Louisa Wall leaves Maori affairs select committee

Labour MP Louisa Wall. Photo / Michael Craig
Labour MP Louisa Wall. Photo / Michael Craig

Labour MP Louisa Wall is upset that she has had to move from the Maori affairs select committee to the health select committee, but she is not blaming anyone.

Maori Affair's chairman Tau Henare tweeted today that she had been "sacked" from his committee and that he had really valued her contribution to the committee.

She told the Herald that Labour is replacing her with Nanaia Mahuta, the former education spokeswoman, who is now the Maori development spokeswoman after yesterday's reshuffle.

Louisa Wall, the MP for Manurewa, has become an associate health spokeswoman and will join Annette King on the health committee, which clashes with the Maori affairs committee. She had not realised until today she would have to move.

Ms Wall said she accepted that health was now her primary focus but was upset at having to leave the Maori affairs committee which she loved.

She said that if she tweeted, which she doesn't, she would respond to Mr Henare "I love you too, bro."

- NZ Herald

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