One glaring omission from David Cunliffe’s new line-up of spokespeople is someone for Earthquake Recovery.
Clayton Cosgrove is spokesman for the Earthquake Commission but that isn’t earthquake recovery.
Former MP Lianne Dalziel is regarded as the favourite for Christchurch’s mayoralty but surely Cunliffe doesn’t think she’ll carry on doing his party’s work in this very important role as well.
Update – Deborah has left a comment below which points out Ruth Dyson has responsibility for earthquake recovery.
It hadn’t occurred me to look beyond those ranked for such an important role.
Any spokesperson is better than none but having someone out of the shadow cabinet and unranked hold the position doesn’t give it the importance it needs.