Written By: - Date published: 4:58 pm, November 16th, 2014 - 54 comments
Here are my votes for the leadership contest. It was a hard choice, especially having to rank them. But my main criteria was to look for the people who I think had the most chance retaining and utilising the ever increasing membership and the other parts of the party together into a election winning system for the left.
Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, November 14th, 2014 - 59 comments
A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are David Parker’s answers.
Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, November 13th, 2014 - 63 comments
A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Andrew Little’s answers.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 10th, 2014 - 81 comments
A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Grant Robertson’s answers.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, November 8th, 2014 - 30 comments
The Labour leadership race continues!
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 pm, November 2nd, 2014 - 53 comments
Politics from a position of fear is never going to be successful. Politics based on conviction and the ability to put forward a sound argument is a much better strategy. Yes, anyone selected is going to be subject to attack. But there’s no point in allowing that to cloud our judgement.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 31st, 2014 - 112 comments
Last night I attended the Dunedin meeting of the Labour leadership traveling roadshow. Carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 30th, 2014 - 74 comments
InsideOut has a look at the current state of the labour leadership campaigns. Predictably they plump down on the side of a particular candidate. But they do point to various issues with all of the campaigns.
Written By: - Date published: 11:44 pm, October 29th, 2014 - 40 comments
Labour West are hosting an event this weekend where you can meet two of the Labour leadership candidates.
Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, October 26th, 2014 - 38 comments
Video and the transcript of Andrew Little’s speech at the Palmerston North Labour Leadership meeting
Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, October 25th, 2014 - 17 comments
Servo Cafe, Te Atatu, 2:30 on Monday 27 October.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, October 24th, 2014 - 61 comments
I know Nanaia reasonably well, having worked with her at a regional level in the Labour Party. Her level-headedness, the way she can grasp complex problems and find solutions, her ability to connect with everyone, her ability to stay positive and focused and to find a way through are skills that are desperately needed in the Party right now. [Updated]
Written By: - Date published: 9:20 pm, October 23rd, 2014 - 22 comments
Also in the email from a few days ago. As people will have observed I have been more notable by my absence than my presence in the last few days. But I finally found some time to read back in my email today. Weka particularly asked for this to be put up, and I see […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 pm, October 23rd, 2014 - 64 comments
For many decades Galbraiths has been a local watering hole for some of the unionists, academics, and commentariat on Friday night. I have been known to go along to
stir participate in the bemoaning lofty debate and to spend a few coppers. David Parker is going to be there on Friday evening. I suspect I may have to go along to observe.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 pm, October 21st, 2014 - 231 comments
My Labour leadership voting form turned up in email today. The problem is that unusually I have absolutely no idea who I want to vote for. Nor who I want to vote against. Perhaps a blender might help? Any advice? But please read to the end of my post. It is safer.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, October 20th, 2014 - 67 comments
The EPMU have just announced they’re endorsing Andrew Little for Labour leader.
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, October 12th, 2014 - 188 comments
I’d like to say thanks to the Standard for hosting me today. I’ve always enjoyed robust political meetings and I’m a firm believer in fronting up and answering the hard questions. Labour is a great party. Our movement’s values are values that New Zealanders share – we’re a party and a nation that believes deeply […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 pm, October 10th, 2014 - 39 comments
At 3pm on Sunday, Andrew Little will be on The Standard for discussion with questions from our audience of ardent left-wingers, greens, those who are just interested, and the odd troll with a fenestration obsession.
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, September 29th, 2014 - 93 comments
Labour is being criticised for leadership divisions. If the party had not examined its leadership it would be being criticised for ignoring the message of the voters. So never mind the media frenzy, concentrate on running (like last time) a positive and constructive selection process and review.
Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, September 15th, 2013 - 283 comments
It’s official David Cunliffe is Labour’s new leader. And, having been democratically elected by Labour’s Parliamentary, Party, and industrial wings in the first round, he carries the strongest mandate of any leader in the party’s history. It’s a great day for democracy. But not as great as the sixth Labour government will be when we […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, September 12th, 2013 - 100 comments
I voted for Cunliffe, Robertson, and Jones in that order. My reasons are in this post. It is unnecessary for people to speculate on additional motivations.
But if any MP or jonolist wants to try to run a politically based smear on me like they did on Jenny Michie, Mike Williams, and others then I’m perfectly happy to tear them a new rectum through their political credibility over the next decade.
Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, September 5th, 2013 - 53 comments
There’s been some recent speculation on the affiliate vote. Some of it’s trolling some of it’s just plain misinformed.
That said, it’s an interesting issue, and one that I’ve a few thoughts on myself.
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 24th, 2012 - 198 comments
A Labour Party member writes, praising Labour for the new democratic reforms, and calling for David Shearer to submit his leadership to the new Party selection process: “David Shearer, you need a mandate from this new organisation, not a prop-up from the shards of the old one. Give us this chance to really unite behind you, or your successor, and give you the backing you surely will have earned”.