One shouldn’t underestimate the symbolism of the Christchurch by-election win to Poto Williams.
In the 2011 election, Lianne Dalziel won 55% of the electorate vote and National took 36%. In the by-election, Poto took a mighty 60% while National slumped to 26%. The days of National sliding under the skin of safe Labour seats has ended abruptly with Cunliffe taking the leadership. National strategists should be worried at the reversal of fortune, the marginal seats are for National to lose and Labour to win now.
Nothing sums up the misplaced self assurance of the right than this cock up prediction tonight from feminist hero Matthew Hooton…
…David’s not resigning tomorrow, Monday or the following day Mr Hooton, now if John Key gets caught out lying about being briefed on Kim Dotcom, will John be resigning that day or the day after?
This win puts wind in the sails of Labour.