The Herald profiles Phil Twyford:
Twyford was among those understood to be trying to persuade David Shearer to step down although Maryan Street took most of the fall publicly for that. In the ensuing leadership contest Twyford helped run Grant Robertson’s campaign.
On the day the results were announced, Twyford arrived at Robertson’s side to a function in Wellington but quietly left soon afterward. To the surprise of those at the Robertson do, an hour later Twyford suddenly popped up at Cunliffe’s shoulder in Auckland.
That’s impressive speed!