The Labour caucus is meeting this morning.
In the normal course of events the party would be hoping for media attention to focus on its policy or attacks on the government.
Instead of which attention will be on the leadership vote, required by last year’s change of rules.
It’s almost certain David Shearer will get the 60% of the vote plus one required to retain the leadership.
David Cunliffe has said he’s supporting Shearer and there’s no sign of anyone else wanting to issue a challenge, at least for the time being.
But will this be a Pyrrhic victory?
Winning because no-one else is willing, or has the support, to challenge is not the same as winning because he has the total confidence of his caucus.
Today’s vote will be a win for now but not necessarily a win for long.