The pressure is on Little to improve his own performance and the party’s image to lift its support.
Making Jacinda Ardern deputy leader after she wins the Mt Albert byelection is an obvious way to help change the party’s image and to complement his own.
It is not a question of whether or not Ardern deserves it.
It is a matter of recognising that she could make a difference to the party’s results.
She has a big national profile and an even bigger one in Auckland and is the face of Labour to many younger voters.
I agree. I think Ardern replacing Annette King would be a boost for Labour.