Election 2020 marks losers in National and winners for Labour

Wellington, October 19, 2020 Diversity in the major parties has changed dramatically with National’s taking a dive and Labour’s skyrocketing after the votes were counted. Labour’s red tide has seen the Party pick up an extra 18 seats in Parliament, taking it to 64, while National has dropped 19 seats from 56 to 35. National’s diversity has dropped with its…

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Overwhelming victory mounts formidable challenges on Labour

       Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern meeting her colleagues (from left) Chris Hipkins, Kelvin Davis and Dr Megan Woods (RNZ Picture by Dom Thomas)   Labour’s overwhelming victory at the election (on October 17, 2020) has been greeted with rousing cheers on the left of New Zealand politics and the start of transformational demands. It is a multi-generational…

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Sustaining conversation, relationship critical to democracy

Defying history: Chlöe Swarbrick, Green MP, winner of Central Auckland Constituency (Green Party Image) It is as reliable as the pub chats following a Bledisloe Cup match. After any general election: the deluge of post-election analysis and commentary, as pundits dissect the results, and (more dangerously), what they might mean. Much of this will no doubt focus on “generational” differences…

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