Where to now for David Cunliffe?

Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t, sh*t

Sh*t, sh*t, sh*t, sh*t

After yesterday’s re-shuffle David Cunliffe surely can’t be wondering any longer about his future in Labour. It is essentially over as even his last remaining supporter, Sue Moroney, managed to convince Andrew Little that she deserved a promotion.

So he is relegated to the last row on the back bench…with outgoing MP Phil Goff.

So what is Cunliffe to do?

Well I have a suggestion.   

It seems the Labour party has a career path where tired old has-beens leave parliament and go and stand for local government. Labour has built on this tradition, especially in Auckland.

Phil Goff is making his tilt at the Auckland Mayoralty, and he is going to need a deputy.

So why not David Cunliffe.

It is the dream ticket.

Phil Goff scored the second lowest ever Labour party result in a general election, and David Cunliffe the worst ever result.

They are a match made in heaven.

Both were unwanted by the voters of New Zealand , so they should stand as the Labour dream team for Auckland Council.

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