Bravo to The Greens:
Greens step aside in Ohariu to help Labour’s O’Connor – despite misgivings
The Greens have dropped any plans to run a candidate in the Ohariu seat in a move aimed at giving Labour’s Greg O’Connor a better chance of winning the marginal seat – despite Green misgivings about his past views.
Green co-leader James Shaw said the decision was taken in the interests of changing the Government, which was the party’s priority.
“We have been very clear with our supporters and the public about that since we signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Labour last year,” he said. …
Putting aside misgivings for the sake of the greater good is a mark of political maturity which many politicians and commentators could learn from. And in the interests of reciprocity, hey Labour – ball’s in your court.
and @jamespeshaw says some of their members would have preferred them to have made this decision at previous elections
— Felix Marwick (@felixmarwick) February 13, 2017