Maori Party says it would jump sides if Labour changes govt

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Politics,
Publish Date
Sunday, 26 March 2017, 1:13PM
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox (Photo / Mark Mitchell)

The Maori Party is voicing interest in striking a deal with the Labour Party.

National has previously been confident in its alliance with the Maori Party - but there are signs it shouldn't get too comfortable.

LISTEN ABOVE AS MAORI PARTY CO-LEADER MARAMA FOX SPEAKS WITH ANDREW DICKENS

Party leader Marama Fox said all her party wanted was to address disparities for Maori.

She told Newstalk ZB's Andrew Dickens if Labour changes the Government in this year's election, the Maori Party would jump sides.

"If they are successful then we will happily work with them," she said.

"It is better to be at the table at the decision-making end, and have as much influence as we're able."

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