L is for Labour

I see the Labour party have been out harassing locals in Christchurch at the weekend. Labour dedicated a considerable amount of resources during a national conference to try and boost their by election chances.  Announcing regional policies that happen to suit a by-election and not the rest of NZ.

Pumped by a rousing speech from David Cunliffe, more than 300 Labour Party faithful staged a mini-invasion of Christchurch’s east – an electorate they are desperate to retain in this month’s by-election.

Five buses – red of course – transported the volunteers, including party candidate Poto Williams, from their national conference in Wigram across the city to Parklands for a concentrated 40-minute door-knocking offensive. The mood in the camp was decidedly buoyant.

They had just heard Cunliffe deliver a stirring speech aimed at inspiring volunteers to first retain the seat long held by former Labour MP Lianne Dalziel and then to set their sights on winning the 2014 general election.

With Cunliffe’s rhetoric ringing in their ears, the groups hit their straps, armed with maps, the names of residents and a fresh determination to get Williams elected.

A reader emails:

I could think of nothing worse than having my Sunday afternoon ruined by having a Labour politician darkening my door so rather than rather than attending to the garden we toddled off and had a very long lunch. 

Reminds me of this video from Harry Enfield:

I wonder when Glenn Conway will be doing a puff piece on the National candidate?


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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.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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