It’s never quiet in an election. After releasing our radical plan to get 20 000 new homes for Māori in the weekend, Andrew Little has made a selfless decision for Labour and stepped down as Leader.
The most frustrating part of being in Labour is seeing voters excited by our policies when they are explained to them but who didn’t know that was our policy in the first place!
To date, Labour hasn’t managed to communicate our policy well, and Andrew has courageously taken responsibility for Labour’s drop in the polls and stood aside as Leader.
We all owe Andrew our gratitude to give a fresh Leader the opportunity to step up, and what a magnificent job of stepping up did Jacindaachieve in her first press conference?
Her mana shone through and she has given so many New Zealanders a new hope that Labour will win this election.
I am also excited that Kelvin Davis is our Deputy, the first Māori Deputy in Labour’s history. That is real influence over the decisions and real power where it matters.
The Māori Party like to defend their propping up of National by saying that it allows them to be at the table, well if Labour wins, Kelvin will be the one ordering at the table.
I am excited, I can feel change in the air, and I believe a lot of Kiwis are going to come home to Labour this election.