The election of a new Leader today will be a historic moment in the history of the New Zealand Labour party.
Regardless of the result, or who you voted for, this is a day to celebrate the party’s new democracy.
Update: from an email from Moira Coatsworth:
Today is the end of this extraordinary leadership election, but – more importantly – it is the start of new leadership for our Parliamentary Party. We may have made history with this leadership election, but the real history is made when we win government next year.
With a highly winnable but tough general election only 14 months or less away, it is critical now that we are united going forward and have a relentless focus on the campaign to win a Labour victory for our country. As you reflect on the result this afternoon I ask you to follow our three candidates’ inspiring lead and focus on two imperatives – unity and a Labour victory next year.
Update: Voting has now closed.