Contrasting starts

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Both Labour and National need a good 2019. Both parties struggled during 2018, for different reasons. Labour, in government, suffered one too many scandals that they would have liked. Meanwhile, Simon Bridges’s National leadership was being questioned less than six months into his tenure, and that’s not even mentioning the Jami-Lee Ross saga. And as … Continue reading Contrasting starts

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

The Newshub poll

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Newshub released a poll today, and it was same old, same old.  National was up 0.6% to 45.1, Labour was up 0.3% to 42.6%, the Greens were down 0.3% to 5.7%, and NZ First was down 1.2% to 2.4% This poll follows a trend we’ve been seeing throughout the year. National narrowly ahead of Labour, NZ … Continue reading The Newshub poll

National’s wedge

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National has taken the tough on crime approach to law and order, and are calling on NZ First to do the same. And I think this shows just what an advantage National has when you have a three party government like this. Being in opposition, National has no chance of passing tough on crime bills, … Continue reading National’s wedge