Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, November 17th, 2014 - 67 comments
The Labour leadership campaign is in the home straight. Various authors have declared their preference and why and I thought I should do the same.
Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, October 26th, 2014 - 38 comments
Video and the transcript of Andrew Little’s speech at the Palmerston North Labour Leadership meeting
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 pm, October 17th, 2014 - 14 comments
So which West Wing politician do the current Labour Leadership candidates most closely resemble? Dedicated to one of the best political activists I know.
Written By: - Date published: 4:21 pm, October 14th, 2014 - 173 comments
Twitter is suggesting that Nanaia Mahuta will enter Labour’s leadership race. Update: Her candidacy is confirmed.
Written By: - Date published: 2:11 pm, October 13th, 2014 - 336 comments
Statement from David Cunliffe I am today announcing that I have decided not to nominate for the 2014 Labour Party leadership contest. It has been a hard decision to make but it is one that I believe is in the best interests of the wider Labour Party. There is so much work to do on […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 3rd, 2014 - 38 comments
A request for a civilised leadership campaign by Labour President Moira Coatsworth has been described as “Orwellian” by Phil Quin. This is a remarkable choice of words to use.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 28th, 2014 - 193 comments
Grant Robertson is the second Labour MP to announce that he wishes to seek the party’s leadership.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, September 15th, 2013 - 105 comments
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 […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, September 11th, 2013 - 11 comments
After yesterday’s post on voting some commenters mentioned they have not yet received their ballot papers.
The good news is that they’re on their way.
Written By: - Date published: 3:44 pm, September 10th, 2013 - 24 comments
The final leadership meeting is scheduled for Christchurch this evening. The tour has been an outstanding success for the party and in the interests of the party what has been achieved needs to be consolidated and built on. And tune in to www.3news.co.nz at 7:45 pm for live streaming of the speeches.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, September 9th, 2013 - 124 comments
Four of the six labour affiliates have now come out in favour of David Cunliffe. Between them they represent a little under nine percent of the total vote.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, September 7th, 2013 - 206 comments
Days 7 and 8 of the Labour Leadership Campaign tours and the candidates are approaching the final straight. This weekend there will be Labour Leadership meetings in Nelson, Wellington and Dunedin. And TV3’s poll results on the leadership will no doubt attract intense attention.
Written By: - Date published: 8:14 pm, September 6th, 2013 - 83 comments
I’ve just spent the last week on the road with David Cunliffe and his wife Karen. Campaigns are a handy litmus test to see people as they really are when under pressure and performing to grueling schedules. As a general rule I’m prepared to like most people but as friends who know me well will […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 5th, 2013 - 32 comments
Day six of the Labour leadership marathon and the parties are off to Hamilton. David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson have released campaign videos and a virtual meeting is being scheduled. And a day off tomorrow which I am sure the parties will be pleased about.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 3rd, 2013 - 72 comments
Day four of the Labour Leadership campaign and the parties are heading to the Hawkes Bay. The meetings so far have been positive, happy affairs and the candidates have been on their best behaviour. May this unity continue.