1% wriggle room

March 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Sam Sachdeva in The Press reports:

Less than a week after being dumped from Labour’s top 20 MPs, Christchurch East MP is putting on a brave face.

The week before the announcement, Labour leader David Shearer took her aside for a “long chat” about the decision and explained the need for rejuvenation in the ranks.

This is the rejuvenation that saw Annette King promoted, despite entering Parliament in 1984.

Lianne got demoted because she is in the wrong faction.

A much-discussed mayoral bid still appears highly unlikely, with Dalziel concerned about the potential disruption a by-election in her electorate would cause.

While it is unlikely, it is still not off the table, not yet anyway.

“Like I said to someone the other day, my answer is 99 per cent no. Is 1 per cent wiggle room?

“I suppose it is, but I’m really not thinking that’s what I want to do.”

Watch that 1% become, 2% and 3% and ….

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17 Responses to “1% wriggle room”

  1. bringbackdemocracy (412 comments) says:

    A by-election in Christchurch East would be interesting, especially given the depopulation of the electorate.

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  2. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Next thing we’ll have Anne Hercus back

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  3. Redbaiter (7,836 comments) says:

    The arrogant Annette King, the crooked Lianne Dalzeal, MPs and would be Mayors.

    For Christ’s sake, what aberrant gene is it that makes these unsophisticated half educated left wing thugs believe they are born to rule??

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  4. thedavincimode (6,573 comments) says:

    I would have thought that you of all people would know that old thing. Or haven’t you been tested for it yet?

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  5. YesWeDid (1,040 comments) says:

    So Key dumps two current cabinet ministers and there is barely a ripple on Kiwiblog yet when Shearer demotes a few members out of his top 20 we get daily updates.

    You’d think that Labour were actually running the country rather than National.

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  6. Redbaiter (7,836 comments) says:

    Gosh thedavaselinemode is out trolling again.

    How sad for Kiwiblog.

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  7. sweetd (125 comments) says:

    Yeswedid, the difference is that National is not currently engaged in civil war.

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  8. pq (728 comments) says:

    Lianne took the punt and did what she thought was good, but it didn’t work, she is consigned now with Ruth Dykson, God knows the East and Central are now our impoverished Christchurch. I met Nicky Wagner the other day in the supermarket, I said good luck Nicky this is going to be rough ..you are going to need all the friends you have, be carefull Winston will be ready soon with a good offer

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  9. Michael (898 comments) says:

    “Labour leader David Shearer took her aside for a “long chat” about the decision and explained the need for rejuvenation in the ranks.”

    Annette King and Phil Goff are helping with that, are they?

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  10. tvb (4,229 comments) says:

    I assume she will take soundings and see where she stands. Being off-side with that dreadful Fenton person and Death Star Curren will not hurt her with voters.

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  11. RF (1,318 comments) says:

    tvb 2.47

    Don’t forget that other hit woman, Megan Woods. A nasty piece of work.

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  12. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Winston will be ready soon with a good offer

    A request for baubles, no doubt.

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  13. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (823 comments) says:

    Lianne Dalziel could be the Mayor of Christchurch as well as a MP? Why not? Labour MPs are multi talented. Shearer is on track to become the PM in 2014. His reshuffle move, especially bringing King into the front bench has won the hearts and minds of all Kiwis. Watch for his popularity to soar in the next opinion poll.

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  14. RF (1,318 comments) says:

    Sir Cullens Sidekick. 7.38pm

    Is that tongue in cheek or have you been snorting a substance ?

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  15. Tom Jackson (2,476 comments) says:

    She might as well leave. The Labour Party is a shambles. Watch their supporters stay home in disgust.

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  16. pq (728 comments) says:

    above quote

    Rodders (1,705) Says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    from pq above
    Winston will be ready soon with a good offer

    A request for baubles, no doubt.
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    pq reply
    yes Rodders, Peters is not interested in forming Government without Ministerial, and suck that NZ Nat

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  17. Johnboy (15,374 comments) says:

    It’s nice to see that the Left now have a more humanitarian retirement plan for folk they have disposed of than the good old days when Stalin ran the plan! :)

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