Winners and losers: Who is up and who is down on the Labour Party list? video

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Maori urban leader and broadcaster Willie Jackson has apparently accepted a lower-than-expected position on the Labour Party list.

Labour has released its party list for the September election after a roadblock on Monday stalled the process.

High-profile broadcaster and former Alliance MP Willie Jackson flew from Auckland to Wellington on hearing he was ranked number 21 on the list, where he went into a face-to-face battle with the party for a higher placing. He lost the fight - unable to convince the party to alter his ranking - and the final list has now been revealed.

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So who are the winners and losers?

WINNERS

Priyanca Radhakrishnan - the highest ranked candidate outside of Parliament at number 11. She's running for Maungakiekie, is a New Zealander of Indian origin and works as a policy advisor.

Willie Jackson failed to convince the Labour Party to lift his list ranking from 21 - a spot he wasn't happy about and ...

Willie Jackson failed to convince the Labour Party to lift his list ranking from 21 - a spot he wasn't happy about and went to battle with the party over.

Jan Tinetti - principal at Merivale School and active in the NZEI teacher union. Tinetti is the candidate for Tauranga and is number 14 on the list.

Raymond Huo - freshly-minted Labour MP, Huo, has shot up through the rankings to number 12 - well ahead of other longer-serving Labour MPs. Huo joined Parliament in March after deputy leader Jacinda Ardern won the Mt Albert by-election.

Willow-Jean Prime - in her second term on the Far North District Council and of Ngapuhi descent. Prime ran for Labour in the Northland by-election won by NZ First's Winston Peters. She's the highest ranked Maori candidate on the list.

Former Police Association president Greg O'Connor will almost certainly need to beat UnitedFuture leader and Ohariu MP ...
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Former Police Association president Greg O'Connor will almost certainly need to beat UnitedFuture leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne in order to get to Parliament.

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Willie Jackson - Jackson is a former Alliance MP and well known political commentator. He's number 21 on the list, which would put him as a winner but he's also down for making a scene about his ranking and holding up the list announcement but not gaining anything in the process.

LOSERS

Trevor Mallard - long serving Hutt South MP, Mallard is number 32 on the list, which puts him in a grey area as to whether he'd get back in. Mallard is expected to be Speaker of the House if Labour get into government and his ranking possibly reflects the fact he wouldn't stay if Labour is in Opposition after September.

Greg O'Connor - the former Police Association President was talked up as a big win for the party when he announced he would contest the Ohariu seat currently held with a slim majority by UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne. O'Connor is number 40 on the list and would almost certainly need to tip Dunne out of his seat in order to get into Parliament.

- Audio thanks to Radio New Zealand

 - Stuff

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