The Labour Caucus met today and confirmed that Chris Hipkins would remain Labour Leader, and Carmel Sepuloni would take over as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Kelvin Davis chose not to seek the deputy leadership role, and Carmel Sepuloni was confirmed unanimously.
“I’d like to thank the new Caucus for continuing to put their trust in me,” Chris Hipkins said.
“I’d also like to thank Kelvin Davis for his service as deputy Leader over the past six years, and Carmel Sepuloni for putting herself forward. They are both excellent MPs, advocates for their communities and great leaders.
“It is an honour to lead the Labour Party and stand up for progress. We will be taking time to regroup, plan and prepare for the next Parliamentary term in Opposition,” Chris Hipkins said.
The endorsement of the leader is required under the Labour constitution within three months of a General Election.