News that the Greens and Labour will agree to only stand one candidate in the Mt Roskill by-election shows the strength and determination of the new MoU to defeat National.
If this level of maturity can be established in other electorates, 2017 is looking very competitive.
News that Labour will open a new Auckland HQ to be headed by some of Labour’s best strategists shows how serious Labour are going to be to win Auckland.
If you can’t win Auckland, you can’t win 2017 and the reality for all those who oppose this Government is that the back bone of any alternative Government has to be Labour, so this HQ could be a real centre for momentum from an entire cross section of the community.
The simple fact is that the 2017 election campaign has just begun.