- After losing post election ballot, make visionary speeches to party activists on issues outside portfolio areas.
- Make sure you invite columnists and bloggers to the speeches
- Have party supporters push for future leadership votes to include party members, where you have majority support
- Have bloggers and columnists call call for a change of leadership just before the conference
- Have party activists vote down hierarchy’s rule changes and get threshold for leadership challenge lowered to 40%
- Get party activists to pass a specific resolution to schedule a caucus vote early next year needing only a 40% threshold to challenge.
- Refuse to pledge loyalty to Leader after vote
- When Leader looks to do a special vote immediately, pledge support and loyalty for now
- Have angry old guard insist you be sacked or demoted, so that you are made a martyr
- Wait for polls to drop for party, due to infighting, so that 40% of caucus will vote for a leadership ballot in February
- If you don’t quite get the numbers in February, then have very angry and noisy party activists get to work on yet to be agreed new selection and list ranking rules.
- Get new selection rules in place, weakening power of NZ hierarchy in selections
- Have your supporters win selections in winnable seats and gain high list rankings
- Then at first caucus meeting after the next election, you have at least 40% to challenge for leadership and force a ballot – which you win
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