Posts Tagged ‘Labour Party’

Little re-affirms Labour will not introduce euthanasia legislation Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Right to Life has commended Labour leader Andrew Little for once again confirming that Labour will not be introducing a private members bill on Euthanasia. In letter to the secretary of Right to Life written in December last year Little said, “Labour’s position is to support the cross-party select committee inquiry”. “Euthanasia is a conscience Read more

Legalising euthanasia not a priority for Labour Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Labour Party is supporting an inquiry into the euthanasia debate, but it’s not a priority. Labour leader Andrew Little said other issues such as homelessness, employment and healthcare that would be put before a euthanasia campaign. “It would be nice to be able to do everything from Opposition but we can’t, we have to Read more

Little tells MP to drop euthanasia bill Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A bill which would legalise voluntary euthanasia has been dropped by Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway at the request of his leader Andrew Little. Mr Lees-Galloway had been canvassing support for his End of Life Choice Bill before deciding whether to return it to the private members’ bill ballot. But Mr Little confirmed yesterday that he Read more

What will happen to the euthanasia bill? Comments 0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A question hangs over the future of the End of Life Choices private member’s bill because its sponsor, Maryan Street, has not been elected to the new parliament. The proposed bill provided for both physician-assisted euthanasia (PAE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The Bill was introduced in 2012 but was withdrawn in September 2013. The reason Read more

Labour leader David Cunliffe speaks to Catholic Massgoers Comments 7

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe attended a Catholic Mass at Mangere in South Auckland on Sunday, where he addressed those present. He spoke at the Auckland Catholic Samoan Centre, at the Malaeola Community Centre in Mangere. Mr Cunliffe was accompanied by other south Auckland Labour MPs, including Louisa Wall who sponsored the same-sex marriage bill Read more