Mike runs a quick summary so far
On Monday Key quits – cue shock and awe and retrospectives and platitudes.
On Tuesday came the speculation, rumours and the sense that Bill English is your man.
But then Johnathan Coleman comes to the party to make sure it’s a contest and by the end of the day Judith Collins is in as well.
Amy Adams rules herself out of leadership, but she’s still a possibility for deputy.
Wednesday is deputies day – Simon Bridges backs English and wants to be his second in charge. Then in comes Paula Bennett, she wants to be the same as Bridges.
This is trouble. This is where the factions form and the resentment builds when one of them loses.
We still haven’t heard anything from Coleman, who’s his deputy? Who wants to stand with him?
What about Bridges and Bennett – do they want to be deputy if Collins or Coleman win?
And speaking of Collins, who’s her deputy?
And now, what won’t happen. Read more »