Then I was emailed by a reader who heard Katie Bradford-Crozier talking to Justin duFresne this morning on NewstalkZB. She said that int he leadership vote there were 10 abstentions.
This confirms what I have heard too from my Labour sources. Ten abstentions.
Ten from a caucus of 34…nearly a third of the caucus abstained from voting. The actual percentage is 29% of David Shearer’s caucus refused to vote for him.
If correct, this means only 24 MPs voted for Shearer and the survival threshold was 21 MPs. Far from over-whelming.
Everyone in Labour knows Grant Robertson will become the next Leader. The only question is when.