Is Sio another contender?

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One of my readers seems to think that Su’a William Sio has a right to be a leadership contender and explains why:

Message: Tena Koe Mr. Slater,

I’ve looked at the actual numbers for Labour in terms of party-vote and there is only one electorate that held out against the Labour disaster. That electorate is Mangere. On current numbers Labour is only 119 party-votes  down on 2008. The specials still need to be counted there if any. All other electorates lost Labour party-votes in the thousands, even Goff’s one.

So, on these figures, there is only one person, in my opinion, who can morally and legitimately claim the Labour Leadership and that is Su’a William Sio MP for Mangere. He maintained the Labour Party’s party-vote in his electorate. All the others like Parker, Shearer, Cunliffe, Robertson and Jones were just worried about winning their electorates and in the process, they lost the war.

I thought I would just put it out there Mr. Slater. What are your thoughts on this?.

Well, let’s have the Whale Army’s thought on the suggestion that Su’a William Sio has the moral authority based on performance in Mangere to lead Labour.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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