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Will Jacinda return as Grant Robertson’s sidekick – or his Boss?

As an effective of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern rates well ahead of David Lange. Like her mentor, Helen Clark, she has risen through the ranks to claim the top job. On the way there she has won the affections of the overwhelming majority of her party’s membership. That wasn’t a claim Lange could make. The party rank-and-file never really took to “David” and he never really took to them.

Lange had, after all, deposed Bill Rowling whose failure to win the 1975, 1978 and 1981 elections had been forgiven by a party membership who never . . .

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