Sue Moroney is still nasty – as is the ‘positive’ Labour party

Jacinda Ardern keeps going on about relentless positivity, pity her ex-MPs and supporters don’t subscribe to that.

See  above, the picture of a Labour supporter giving the fingers at their party last night with the old lemon Dianne Yates behind her

Then read about how the room was divided at their own election function.  

Labour’s Hamilton West candidate, Gaurav Sharma, had 10 and a half weeks to campaign after previous candidate and longstanding MP Sue Moroney lost the support of Labour leadership in April.

“We started with no money in the bank and no volunteers because of … everything.”

Moroney’s ousting clearly caused some tension in the Labour camp, with a divide visible during Saturday night’s party.

The 12-year MP’s well-numbered posse, which included Hamilton City Councillor Dave Macpherson, sat under the lights near the tables of cheese, white bread and fruit. Sharma sat with noticeably fewer supporters on a darker side of the room.

Joining the party in January and at 69 on the list, it was an all-or-nothing campaign for the budding politician.

But Sharma was happy with almost maintaining Labour’s votes in the electorate. He claimed 9247 votes on the night, not quite matching Moroney’s 11,598 the election prior.

“It does take a while for a while to recognise who a candidate is … if I had more time, it would definitely be a different game.”

The Labour party remains the nasty party, despite Jacinda Ardern’s sloganeering about relentless positivity.

 

-Fairfax

 


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