There is no better way to ruin a long weekend than for the political party to insist on a meeting to sort out it’s co-leadership vacancy.
“Exit polls” (early indication) reveal it is between Hague and James Shaw. Isaac Davison leaves no doubt where the Herald has decided to place its support.
The Green Party’s choice of a new co-leader on Saturday will come down to two contenders – a sensible, safe pair of hands or a riskier, flashier newcomer who has the potential to lift the party’s vote. …
The early favourite, Mr Hague, is the safe choice. The Greymouth-based MP has centred his campaign on his experience – both his seven years in Parliament and his “real world” experience as head of a District Health Board. The huge demands of being a party leader have been understated in the leadership campaign, he says.
“Here’s a reality check. Whoever is elected to this role, that person needs to come into the House next Tuesday, take on John Key and win. That’s not something that someone just has a natural flair for, it’s something that you win the ability to do through hard graft. I’ve done that graft.” Read more »