As the political year kicks off, Jacinda Ardern has delayed an anticipated cabinet reshuffle, which now looks to have been postponed to after May. One of the biggest problems for Ardern is the lack of gender diversity in her cabinet. In a cabinet of 20, just six are women, and that goes against Labour’s line … Continue reading Who could go to cabinet?
National unveiled it’s new shadow cabinet yesterday, and there were some definite winners and losers. Judith Collins took up the housing portfolio – meaning she may face off with Phil Twyford over what is possibly New Zealand’s biggest issue. That’ll be a battle and a half. Todd McClay was another definite winner – taking Gerry … Continue reading National’s new shadow cabinet
Welp, I got it wrong again. Rather than Judith Collins, Simon Bridge’s closest contender for the leadership, Amy Adams, has picked up the finance role. It makes sense. Bridges needs to keep Adams onside, and giving her the plum finance role is a good way to do that. National simply must not have a split similar … Continue reading Adams takes Finance
Simon Bridges is the new National Party leader, and a cabinet reshuffle is on the horizon. So, what could happen? Who will go up, and who will go down? Here are my predictions: UP: Judith Collins – In the article I linked above, Bridges heavily praised Collins, and how she would make a “great attack … Continue reading What will happen in the shadow cabinet reshuffle?