While the election didn’t get us the result we hoped for, the fact that we could even hope for a Labour Green win is remarkable – was inconceivable just 2 months ago.
The mood for change was there, it just needed a spark, and the spark was Jacinda Ardern. Despite what must have been very strong reservations, she stepped up and gave it her all. The Labour team and supporters gave their all too. The campaign that I saw locally in Dunedin North was astonishing – a whole new level. Nationally Labour’s surge has been incredible. Thank you Jacinda Ardern, and thank you all who worked so hard.
If you haven’t seen Ardern’s speech on the night, Newshub has it here – Let’s Keep Doing This!
So now it’s up to MMP, and the Winston fest begins. Buckle up.