It has taken 8 months to complete, but last night someone leaked their draft election review document to 3 News.
The Labour Party has been forced to release its internal review of its disastrous election campaign after a copy was leaked to 3 News today.
The 2014 election was a total disaster for Labour.
This review was into what went wrong and reveals Labour is totally broke.
The review also warns that if Labour does not find some cash quickly “it will continue experience electoral failure and place the status of the party as a political institution of influence at risk”.
It says Labour’s campaign was “undoubtedly hindered by a lack of financial resources”.
Labour was outspent in the election by National which used $2.6 million and even the Green Party which threw $1.29 million in their campaign.Labour spent $1.27 million – half of what National did.
The review found plenty of other problems, too.
Among them, it says the party’s campaign preparation was “inadequate”, “tension around the leadership and disunity within caucus seriously undermined Labour’s credibility” and there was also a “general lack of message discipline”. Read more »