TV 3 and Twitter are reporting that there may be a change in Labour’s leadership …
More details as they come through.
It is confirmed that David Shearer has announced that he will stand down as Labour’s leader after a new leader is selected. The leadership will now be decided under the Party’s constitution.
[Bunji: stuff are quick to have “contenders” – although does anyone really see Goff coming back?
Rules for vote for Shearer’s replacement will be:
So any new leader will take at least a few weeks, and will need the support of the wider party as well as caucus.
Stuff have a poll for who should be next leader – early days, Jacinda’s ahead.
NZ Herald have Goff & Parker ruling out a tilt.
4pm: both Cunliffe & Robertson have said they will consider running over the next few days, Shane Jones says he’ll have to have a hui to decide whether he’ll put his hand up
FWIW IPredict have Cunliffe 69%, Robertson 30%, Little 5%, Parker (ruled himself out) 5%, Jones 2%, Jacinda 0.3% – yes that adds to way more than 100%…
Little now also saying he’ll take a few days to decide ]