Shearer re-confirmed as Labour leader
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 6:02a.m.
David Shearer has been re-confirmed as the Labour Party’s leader this morning after the caucus had the first of their new annual leadership votes.
The secret ballot vote was held this morning in Auckland where Mr Shearer wanted to quash any remaining doubt over his ability to lead his party.
Under the party's new rules, Mr Shearer could have lost his job if just 40 percent of the party's members vote against him.
Mr Shearer's main rival for the leadership, David Cunliffe, didn’t launch a challenge today.
Labour MP Moana Mackey, who in previous leadership stoushes had supported David Cunliffe, says she backed David Shearer today.
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4/02/2013 12:50:36 p.m.
Labour has no real stand out carasmatic leader, after Helen stacked the list with yes men and women, thats the problem with a populist leader where image is everything and substance is lacking.
Labour has to stick with Shearer to win the election by default, otherwise mostly everybody will just stay at home and not vote.
Shearer just needs a Helen style 1998/99 makeover, not to reinvent the wheel.
4/02/2013 10:55:43 a.m.
Excellent!!, great news for national supporters....labours re-election hopes in 2014 now stand at nil!!, were at only 5% to be honest anyhow.
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