Bidois wins Northcote

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The Northcote by-election has been won, and National has held the seat, with their candidate Dan Bidois winning. Congrats Dan and condolences Shanan. Labour did move their share of the vote up from 2017 from 34 to 44%, but the kicker for them is that National’s share of the vote barely fell at all – their’s … Continue reading Bidois wins Northcote

Halbert vs Glenfield Mall

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Labour’s Northcote candidate Shanan Halbert got into a spat with Glenfield Mall in Northcote a week back.  Labour was told that both parties were not allowed to campaign in the mall, however, the following day National’s candidate Dan Bidois posted pictures on social media of him campaigning there. Halbert went to Glenfield to try and … Continue reading Halbert vs Glenfield Mall

Jaung the Greens candidate

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The Green party has announced their candidate for the Northcote by-election, and it’s their 2017 candidate, Rebekah Jaung. Jaung is not really a great choice for the by-election. There’s no chance of the Greens really winning it, their participation in the by-election is just about raising their profile and showing that they are different from … Continue reading Jaung the Greens candidate

A good decision by the Greens

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The Greens have announced that they will stand a candidate in the Northcote by-election against Labour’s Shanan Halbert and National’s Dan Bidois. The Greens were apparently tossing up about whether or not to run a candidate, mainly for financial reasons, apparently. However, there’s also the fact that had they not run a candidate, Labour’s Shanan … Continue reading A good decision by the Greens