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Posts Tagged ‘Labour leadership’

On the affiliate vote

Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, September 5th, 2013 - 53 comments

There’s been some recent speculation on the affiliate vote. Some of it’s trolling some of it’s just plain misinformed.

That said, it’s an interesting issue, and one that I’ve a few thoughts on myself.

Deal or no deal?

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, August 24th, 2013 - 193 comments

There’s a lot of speculation about whether a deal is being put together to find a single ticket for the Labour leadership, but I don’t think that’s likely at all.

A stronger mandate for the Labour leader?

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 24th, 2012 - 199 comments

A Labour Party member writes, praising Labour for the new democratic reforms, and calling for David Shearer to submit his leadership to the new Party selection process: “David Shearer, you need a mandate from this new organisation, not a prop-up from the shards of the old one.  Give us this chance to really unite behind you, or your successor, and give you the backing you surely will have earned”.

Do Not Press!

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, November 20th, 2012 - 51 comments

Funny thing about winnning the war is that it can take a bit of time to sink in.

Shearer Says – on leadership

Written By: - Date published: 4:12 pm, November 13th, 2012 - 93 comments

Good luck, David

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, December 13th, 2011 - 31 comments

To Cunliffe and Shearer, good luck. To the 34 people choosing the next Labour leader, remember your task is to choose the person who can represent a million+ centre and left voters. The man to take the centre-left to victory in 2014. Don’t you dare let petty personal issues cloud your judgement. We, whom you are privileged to represent, deserve better.

ImperatorFish: The Labour Leadership Indecision

Written By: - Date published: 3:43 pm, December 12th, 2011 - 10 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here

The Labour leadership contest is not a left-right battle, but a tough call between an Obama-like orator and a down-to-earth guy who lives his values. Both talented and want to reform the party: but hard to chose who’s best to lead the fight to National.

Labour leadership – have your say!

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, December 12th, 2011 - 70 comments

Tomorrow morning the Labour caucus will meet to vote on a new leader.

That means there’s just one day left for party member to have their say.

So email or phone your nearest labour MP and let them know who you want. It’s time for party members to own their party’s future.

ImperatorFish: Which Candidate Gets My Non-Vote?

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, December 9th, 2011 - 16 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here 

Scott wants his say on the Labour leadership – even if he’s not sure who he’d vote for. But he’ll decide like many of us at the Sunday Meet the Candidates Meeting.

Primary importance

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, December 5th, 2011 - 43 comments

Labour’s leadership primary was a great idea. Labour has an open, honest, and respectful debate about itself.  Candidates tested in public. Can stumble without damaging the party like a failed leader does. Labour frames the political news with enthralling debates. If there was no primary, Parker would be leader now and NZ would be reaching for the remote.

The little I know about David Shearer

Written By: - Date published: 1:55 pm, December 3rd, 2011 - 134 comments

I ran David Shearer’s campaign headquarters in the 2009 Mt Albert by-election. That gave me unique perspective to get a good hard look at a man in a pressure cooker environment. David arrived from the middle east literally a few short hours before the candidate selection speeches.  It showed.  He looked tired. But he went […]

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