LOSERS: Parmjeet Parmar, Steve Joyce and Paula Bennett
The dynamic campaigning duo of Steve Joyce and Jo de Joux have delivered yet another loss in a byelection, and the thumping was huge.
National was never going to win the by-election despite silly people making all sorts of claims about the party vote.
I’m glad Andrew Little is claiming this as some sort of endorsement for him, it means he will stay as leader despite his appalling ratings.
Labour leader Andrew Little tells crowd that National threw everything at the campaign and lost badly.
“For a seat where National won the party vote in the last election, this is a real wake up call to them.”
He said next year would be tough and dirt would be thrown at Labour, and took a swipe at some in the media “who just don’t get it”.
Little told a fired up crowd that National would try and spin the result but there was not getting away from its significance – or the effort they put in to try and wrest it from Labour.
“They thought they were going to win. We had the trash talk…but the Prime Minister doesn’t come here for seven days of the campaign, and three days this week without thinking he is going to win.
“They had one thing going for them, and it was the Prime Minister. And they have lost…the result tonight is absolutely outstanding.”
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