Tucked away on the One News site last night…
Labour leadership bid ruled out by Cunliffe
David Cunliffe has unequivocally ruled out standing for the Labour Party leadership again.
Cunliffe was demoted by Labour leader David Shearer in November for refusing to rule out a challenge for the leadership.
The MP for New Lynn told ONE News political reporter Michael Parkin he is not interested in standing again so he’ll be serving his time as a back bench MP. This was revealed at the annual Ratana celebrations near Wanganui this morning.
Cunliffe never had a chance in a February challenge, and has done the right thing to unequivocally put speculation to rest. I hope we’ll see him back on the front bench soon, and playing an important role in the next Labour-led government.