John Key has just announced the election date:
September 20. Quite early, but the media has been being primed for the last 6 weeks, so won’t see this as National being scared of dipping support, no claims of instability or going back to voters ‘too early’ like Labour suffered in 2002.
Good to have a reasonably early announcement, even if Key could have really established a precedent by announcing right at the start of the year again.
6 months – time to start talking to your neighbours and friends about the need to vote left.