#manban back on the table with Cunliffe and Robertson

If Labour members select either Grant Robertson or David Cunliffe then the #manban proposal is back in play.

Labour’s leadership contenders have begun shedding some light on the direction they would take the party and the country if successful at next year’s election.

Grant Robertson has said he expects the three candidates will start rolling out individual policy preferences at the public meetings over the next two weeks.

In the meantime, they have largely adhered to the party line though they outlined some of their thoughts this morning.

Under David Cunliffe and Robertson, the “man-ban” – which would allow some electorates to have women-only candidates – could be back on the table if the party wants to revive the idea at the annual conference in November. 

Both also indicated they backing policies on a capital gains tax and a rise in the top tax rate.

This whole leadership battle is shaping up so well…for John Key and National.

#noneoftheabove is looking quite good at the moment.

You can see why I am supporting Shane Jones…no way he’d tolerate a #manban.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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