Did Labour not Understand the Party Vote?

On my segment on The Nation I mentioned the difference between Labour’s electorate vote and party was over 146,000 the wrong way.

Based on some rough numbers after going through electorate results its looks like Labour picked up 541,499 party votes.

However their candidates won 688,110 electorate votes.

Even their inept campaign manager bombed his party vote by more than 2000.

The extra 7.25% would have meant an extra 7 MPs, or maybe 8 MPs.

This would have mean Davis, Sepuloni, Barker, Mahuta-Coyle, Nash, Wood and Chadwick in parliament.

Labour need to hire Judy Kirk to explain the party vote. Judy said Party Vote so often she was suspected of having Tourettes.

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