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Congratulations Jacinda Ardern!

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, March 7th, 2017 - 21 comments
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21 comments on “Congratulations Jacinda Ardern!”

  1. Ad 1

    Jacinda will be an outstanding campaign asset leading up to the election. It’s on record that she’s not my cup of tea, but elections really are a popularity contest.

    Notable that this kind of dual approach to publicity hasn’t happened before in any New Zealand party. Normally there’s enough space in the photo for one leader – but it looks like the Labour strategy people can see her marketable appeal and are using it to supplement Little’s consistently very low polling.

    Good on the Labour team for making the most of who they’ve got.

    • Jenny Kirk 1.1

      Agree. And congratulations Jacinda – and thanks to Annette for your long service in Parliament and especially more recently, giving support to new Leader Andrew.

  2. Sanctuary 2

    More important is the meta. Just as the Bill English of 2017 is showing himself to be the Bill English of 2002, Labour is showing itself to be, in the words of Bryce Edwards, “serious about winning”.

    • Red 2.1

      Let’s wait for the next poll, labour been out of touch with the electorate shows they are not serious about winning, as an analogy moving the deck chairs on the titanic means squat to the ice berg Arden will make no difference as did JK leaving was pronounced by many here as the big game changer Labour are marooned as they no longer represent who they think should vote for them out of right,

      • adam 2.1.1

        Shesh Red, could you get any more clichés in one paragraph?

        • Red 2.1.1.1

          I do my best, my theme was the sea, marooned, ice bergs and all that All quite discriptive of poor old labours desperate plight 😀,

          • adam 2.1.1.1.1

            Well, both the liberal parties are looking a bit sick at the moment. The blue captain looks like he punch drunk, and his team are running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

  3. Cinny 3

    Well done Jacinda, you are a very intelligent woman and have had an outstanding mentor. Very proud of you, congratulations 😀

  4. Fisiani 4

    Congratulations Jacinda. You have a great chance of being leader in October.

    • James 4.1

      If not before. Already this has been mentioned in some media.

    • Grant 4.2

      Dream on !!! … Any fool knows that’s coming. It’s obvious the polls will be manipulated and the media will be in overdrive trying to show Jacinda higher than Little in the polls.
      However Labour are well and truly aware of this sly game and will show why they should and will be the next government with Andrew little as a strong resilient leader.

  5. chris73 5

    Be interesting when Jacinda out rates Andrew…

    • James 5.1

      I would not be surprised if she overtakes him in the preferred PM polls first time as deputy leader.

  6. mosa 6

    Well done to Jacinda and her promotion to deputy leader.

    There is no doubt the leadership team and progressive politics needed a circuit breaker.

    It just got one.

    Miss Adern will appeal and connect even more as a result of this move and it shows Labour is finally in tune with what is needed to re connect and there is still a hell of a lot to do.

    Andrew and Labour just got a facelift.

  7. Tory 7

    Annette does well not to grimace given there is a knife in her back…

    • Cinny 7.1

      Lolz Tory, not even. Annette is the mentor, and she will be feeling very very proud of her prodigy. Well done to them both 😀

  8. One Two 8

    The calibre of politicians and indeed the level politics, is truly abysmal in NZ

  9. Ardern has really impressed lately, I used to always find her too weak in debate, too indirect in answering media questions, etc. but there’s a real sense of certainty in her these days. I guess that could be partially personal growth into the job as an MP and partially a sign that it’s easier to be certain about things now that Labour aren’t all over the paddock on policy.

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