Andrew Little's tribute to Ardern: 'I've never had a moment's regret'

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 9:46AM
Andrew Little says he has no regrets handing over the Labour party leadership to Jacinda Ardern. Photo / Supplied
Andrew Little says he has no regrets handing over the Labour party leadership to Jacinda Ardern. Photo / Supplied

Andrew Little's tribute to Ardern: 'I've never had a moment's regret'

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 9:46AM

Former Labour leader Andrew Little has marked a turning point in New Zealand politics, recalling with pride the day Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became Labour leader.

The Justice Minister today posted a personal touching tribute to his boss on social media - complete with a red heart emoji - marking the anniversary when he handed over the reigns of a Labour Party in dire freefall three years ago.

With a picture of the pair embracing, he wrote how the decision to resign paved the way for his then deputy Ardern to succeed him to the top job.

"Three eventful years ago today I nominated my mate Jacinda Ardern to succeed me as leader of the mighty New Zealand Labour Party.

"The whole world can see why I've never had a moment's regret. Proud to keep moving with you boss," he posted today.