Peter Harris

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Peter Harris was close to the Socialist Unity Party in Wellington. He has been an academic, worked in the trade union movement, and was economic advisor to Finance Minister Michael Cullen from late 1999 to mid 2002.[1]

The Destination: Next Progressive Majority

The New Zealand Fabian Society invites all those interested to join a discussion with Sir Michael Cullen, Peter Harris, Sarah Helm, Tracey Martin MP, Richard Harman and Lyndy McIntyre at St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, on Sunday 10th May at 1pm. Ideas on strategy, economy, party relations, communication and organising will all be canvassed.

The Destination: Next Progressive Majority is a seminar intended for those who wish to see a change of government in 2017 to a more progressive social democratic policy agenda and ethos.


Hon Sir Michael Cullen – an overall picture of what needs to be done politically to achieve a change to progressive government Peter Harris – fiscal and economic policy for a progressive government Sarah Helm/Tracey Martin MP – political co-operation for progressive government Richard Harman – political communication in the 21st century Lyndy McIntyre – community organisation for political change

Our MC will be Sandra Grey. The Fabians will be represented by Mike Smith.

Sir Michael Cullen was Labour Deputy Prime Minister from 2002-2008. Peter Harris is an economic consultant and director who has worked in unions and government. Sarah Helm is the General Manager of the Green Party. Tracey Martin MP is the Deputy Leader of NZ First. Richard Harman has had an extensive TV career in political reporting and comment and currently produces Politik. Lyndy McIntyre organises for the Living Wage campaign.[2]

Labour Party

From November 9, 1987-88, Jim Anderton was elected as a Labour Party Policy Council member along with Peter Harris, Maryan Street, Bruce Hucker and Geoff Woolford.