Minor Winners, Ctd – Stuart Nash


Labour was dead set useless from the time they axed Shearer and made Cunliffe leader.

They tanked to their worst election result ever, with the change in leader shedding about 8 or 9% in the polls and shutting Labour out for another three years.

Labour picked up three Maori seats, but only managed to win one seat off National.  

Labour’s star Jacinda Ardern failed to win Auckland Central.

Carol Beaumont got absolutely hammered in Maungakiekie, a seat that had a 5000 vote swing based on boundary changes.

Through all this doom and gloom only one Labour candidate won a seat back from National.

Stuart Nash won Napier after a two and half year campaign that had him so far ahead of his MP opponent in 2013 that the MP retired.

Nash won convincingly, show the importance of a good candidate running a good campaign.

Labour are still an exceptionally dumb party so they haven’t really taken notice of what Nash achieved and what other candidates can copy to replicate his success.

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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.

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