All on Red has an interesting comment about what is happening in Napier.
I do despair at the thought of Nash winning in Napier. How can Tremains winning margin be frittered away so quickly and into Nash’s camp? It seems odd. Surely Walford is not that bad.
Thoughts from the group please.
What is happening in Napier is Nashy is one of the few politicians in New Zealand is personally likeable and can reach out to middle New Zealand. He is one of the few in Labour that can actually raise funds (he has apparently raised more than Moira and Tim combined which is why Labour are broke).
Nash is strategically sound. He was blessed with an opponent in Chris Tremain who is not known for his intellect. Tremain supported amalgamation which people in Napier hate, and he was up against the most likeable politician in Labour.
In the two most recent elections the results are pretty staggering.
So in three years Nash managed to take 5,317 of Tremain’s majority. This was in a year where Labour sank to its lowest ever poll numbers. Read more »