A new Green Party male co-leader has been selected.
After a annual general meeting in Auckland, James Shaw was elected to replace Russel Norman who retired from the position earlier this year.
Shaw was one of the four contenders gunning towards the position. This included MP Kevin Hague who was extremely disappointed he did not receive a greater amount of party members votes.
Hague only lost the co-leasershop contest by 13 votes at the annual meeting, but he has since commented that he respects the decision made by party members and will still be committed to the Green Party.
While Mr Shaw has said some party members will be disappointed with his elected positioning, he is committed to earning their respect over the coming years. He notes there will be no need for significant change in direction for the party but he will just be looking to grow the party from strength to strength.
Votes were cast by the party’s 133 electorate delegates using a preferential voting system.