Helen White has all the undeserved smug sense of superiority that Tory born to rule prick MPs have, but she’s in the Labour Party!
Her 2020 interview with Finn Hogan helped set the scene for what a self important prat she was and just as Auckland shows how much it HATES Labour, her whole, ‘don’t shit on my great win’ mentality highlights everything that Auckland now hates about Labour.
With the Specials now in, Helen’s absurd defense of how great her win was is even more mangled.
When she arrogantly claimed this…
Labour MP Helen White says she “did really, really well” in her knife-edge victory in Mt Albert and the party “punched above [its] weight” despite getting only 106 more votes than her opponent in the traditionally red seat.
Speaking to media today, White said: “I didn’t do badly. I did really, really well.”
She called media questions about her doing badly “ridiculous”. “If you look at the stats, you’ll see that [I did well].”
…she had a 106 majority AFTER SPECIALS she only has 20!
She lost the Specials????
Helen’s misplaced smug arrogance manages to highlight everything Auckland now hates about Labour.
While Jacinda sacrificed Auckland for the well being of the country, Aucklanders saw none of the rebuild and took all the sacrifice and they now HATE Labour.
I mean fucking HATE Labour.
The loss of the centre throughout Auckland is evident in the fall in Labour’s share of the party vote in seats that traditionally lean left: Mt Albert, New Lynn, Te Atatū, Kelston, Mt Roskill, and Maungakiekie.
What’s even more indicative, however, is the collapse in support in traditionally right-leaning seats, suggesting heavier losses among blue-centre voters who tried Labour and then abandoned it.
In electorates including Epsom, Tamaki, Pakuranga, North Shore, Upper Harbour, Kaipara ki Mahurangi, Whangaparāoa, East Coast Bays, Botany and Northcote, Labour’s share of the party vote more than halved between 2020 and 2023.
All of these seats returned a Labour Party vote below 2017 levels.
And even in Labour strongholds, voters stayed home this election: 13,000 fewer people voted Labour in Māngere in 2023 than in 2020. In Manurewa, it was 11,000 fewer.
The swing to Labour in 2020 and then the collapse – especially in traditionally blue seats – in Labour’s vote in 2023 to below 2017 levels.
Labour has burnt its bridges in Auckland and Auckland fucking hates Labour now. Labour could have avoided this backlash if they had ensured the build back helped Auckland, but Labour didn’t do that!
Labour continued to shit down the throats of Aucklanders when they dumped the free public transport and petrol subsidy.
Labour continued to shit down the throats of Aucklanders by doing nothing meaningful on the cost of living by only offering GST off fruit and vegetables.
Labour continued to shit down the throats of Aucklanders by refusing to rebuild the infrastructure deficit quick enough.
For Helen White to almost fuck up Mt Albert highlights the working class Left didn’t bother voting for Labour and the middle class Left voted for the Greens instead.
How you fucking clowns managed to destroy a once in a generation MMP majority and end up here is an abdication of political leadership.
The only one who knows how to fight is Willie Jackson!
But yay, Chippy has a new girlfriend so mustn’t grumble!
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