Labour Candidates with Grace

Yes it does seem hard to believe, but some from the Nasty Party actually do have grace. Conceding in person is considered decent, but not often done by Labour. I’ve personally been along to Labour election night parties to support conceding National politicians, and had all sorts of shit hurled at me, but I have never seen a Labour candidate concede, ever. It is a rare sight.

Jacinda Ardern nearly beat Nikki Kaye, and in theory might win on specials. Even so she conceded in person showing grace that may well get her kicked out of Labour, but good on her for having the guts to front a National election night party when her party has taken an absolute bath.

In Tukituki Julia Haydon-Carr also conceded in person, and the tipline says managed to warm up the crowd by saying she didn’t mind losing to National but she did mind losing to a man with a gay ute. I reckon if she had made more of the “gay ute” issue she may well have swayed more of the bogan demographic into backing her. Her campaign vehicle next time should be a proper ute in order to shame Fossy.

Julia’s position on gay utes means joins Josie Pagani as Whaleoil endorsed left wing candidates.


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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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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