Nov. 18th, 2014

A Mandate?

Nov. 18th, 2014 03:06 pm
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So the Labour Leadership vote is in - The Herald has a breakdown of the voting. Andrew Little is the new leader.

Personally, I'm not sure who I preferred between him and Robertson but he sure has got his work cut out for him just within the party. If I read the article correctly...

Little was only first choice for less than 30% of the overall weighted vote - compare to Robertson who got over 36% in the first round. It was second and third preferences which gave Little the win.

Even after preferences, Little only got under 44% of the caucus vote. In fact he was only first choice of 17% or so of the caucus.

The overall vote margin after preferences was 50.5% to 49.5% - hardly a resounding victory.

Despite this, I do think he has the better skills for pulling people together than the others (and certainly better than Cunliffe), so I await his performance with interest.

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