: Labour Deputy Leader, Kelvin Davis and Leader, Jacinda Ardern

What will Ardern mean for the Nats

The move to make Jacinda Ardern leader seems to have been prompted by a realisation within Labour not so much that the party might not win the election but that it was in a more desperate situation because r…
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Phil Walter: Labour Party leader Andrew Little and deputy Jacinda Arden  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Little safe for now but for how long?

Despite Labour's disastrous polls and comments from Leader Andrew Little saying he had thought about resigning there appears to be little appetite at present within the caucus to force him out. MPs as diver…
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National's list: The hidden messages

Though National should gain nine new electorate MPs this election, its list released yesterday suggests that based on current polling it may get only up to three new MPs in off the list. But if its vote sli…
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: Simon Flood

Clutha Southland decision

Hong Kong investment banker Simon Flood will not contest the Clutha-Southland seat for National at the election. Flood challenged retiring MP Todd Barclay for the nomination last December and had important …
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