David Cunliffe has just finished a media conference in which he announced a full leadership vote before Christmas:
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“I, as leader, am responsible for that result,” Mr Cunliffe said this morning. “Voters are always right. We are not yet seen as a credible alternative.”
Mr Cunliffe says he has thrown his “hat in the ring” for the top job.
“[But], if the leader isn’t me, I will get behind the new one.” . . .
There are already six contenders to replace him.
The party needs to do a full post-mortem and the leadership is part of that.
But this announcement will mean the party’s leadership woes will linger until the vote and delay any action on any…
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