David Shearer has resigned as Leader of the Labour Party. He will remain an MP. At this stage it looks like Grant Robertson and David Cunliffe will both contest the leadership which means a full membership ballot with the caucus getting 40%, the members 405 and the unions 20%.
Looks like he got killed by his own snapper stunt, with that being the last straw. Which staffer’s idea was that I wonder?
The gallery reported he had until Spring (1 September) to perform or go, and it has come true.