Andrew Little speaks at Green's AGM

Andrew Little speaks at Green's AGM

Labour leader Andrew Little has spoken at the Green Party Conference about the newly formed partnership between the parties aiming to change the government.

Mr. Little has said that the two parties have to work to offer a credible alternative to the National-led Government. It was the first time that a Labour leader has spoken at a Green Party AGM and it came just days after the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together till the elections to change the government in the country.

Mr Little received a standing ovation and prolonged applause from the Green party members at the conference in Christchurch. Green Party co-leader James Shaw said that his presence was a "break in the clouds"

Mr. Little called for a change in the government stating that Labour and the Greens have found a common ground to work together. Mr. Little said that Labour had a strong relationship with the Greens and this relationship has reached a maturity level that will allow the two sides to work together to change the government.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two sides will provide clarity that was lacking in the earlier elections.Green co-leader MetiriaTureipointed out that a joint approach will help bring change in the government.

The MOU also includes an agreement to co-operate in Parliament and investigate a joint policy and campaign. Mr. Little announced that Grant Robertson would be finance minister in a Labour-Green government but did not announce additional details while Turei said that discussions over cabinet seats will come much later after the elections in the country.