New Zealand Labour Party/Deputy Leader
| New Zealand Labour Party/Deputy Leader |
|Start||27 August 1919|
|Boss||New Zealand Labour Party/Leader|
|Often a step to the top job.|
The deputy leader of the Labour Party is the second-most senior politician within the Labour Party in New Zealand. The officeholder deputises for the leader of the Labour Party at party-specific events. Unlike other political party leaders, the Labour Party's leader does not have the power to dismiss or appoint their deputy; both the leader and deputy Leader are elected. In all cases where the leadership is vacant, the deputy leader shall also serve as acting leader until a new leadership election. When the Labour Party forms the Official Opposition the deputy leader typically serves as deputy leader of the Opposition.
To date, a total of eight deputy leaders have gone on to become the elected leader of the Labour Party (Savage, Fraser, Nash, Lange, Palmer, Clark and Ardern). Two deputy leaders have died in office (Jerry Skinner and Fred Hackett).
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Jacinda Ardern||1 March 2017||1 August 2017|
|Helen Clark||8 August 1989||1 December 1993|