Liam Hehir predicts some future press clippings. They include:
- Willow-Jean Prime ranked 12th on Labour’s List in 2017, with Andrew Little encouraging more tactical voting in Northland
- NZ First gains 4.6% of the vote but remains in Parliament as it holds Northland in 2017 election
- NZ First announces coalition deal with National
- July 2020 – PM Paula Bennett announces ACT and NZ First as preferred coalition partners for 2020 election and encourages tactical voting in Epson and Northland, with Opposition Leader Grant Robertson condemning the deal with NZ First
Labour may regret making NZ First’s only electorate seat, a very blue one.