Team Shearer (14)
David Shearer, Phil Goff, Annette King, Trevor Mallard, David Parker, Clayton Cosgrove, Shane Jones, Damien O’Connor, Darien Fenton, Kris Fa’afoi, Ross Robertson, Carol Beaumont, Maryan Street, Ruth Dyson.
The Young and The Restless (9)
Grant Robertson, Jacinda Ardern, Chris Hipkins, Phil Twyford, Clare Curran, Megan Woods, Ian Lees-Galloway, David Clark, Andrew Little.
Cunliffe’s People (11)
David Cunliffe, Lianne Dalziel, Moana Mackey, Nanaia Mahuta, Louisa Wall, Sue Moroney, Rajen Prasad, Rino Tirikatene, Su’a William Sio, Raymond Huo.
The terrible bout of Labour Party Poll results must force the colour coded Labour Party Coup Watch up to elevated. June or July is the last window for any faction to suddenly pull the pin on Shearer’s leadership. Look for any large gatherings of Grant’s Young and Restless tribe.
The concerns are that while Labour’s policy is being well received and in the majority, Shearer as leader simply isn’t firing. Those concerns are getting louder, not quieter.