At least three in race

Grant Robertson announced yesterday that he will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party.

Duncan Garner tweeted last night that Shane Jones will give it a go too:

EXCLUSIVE: Shane Jones will stand for the leadership. His people in the north have told him to. This will spice it up! @RadioLIVENZ Drive.

As I type, David Cunliffe has yet to declare his hand but it’s a fairly safe bet he’ll stand as well.

If there’s more than two in the race, voting will be preferential.

It’s unlikely that any candidate will get more than 50% of the vote in the first ballot or that Jones will beat either Robertson or Cunliffe.

If there are only three in the race, the second preference of Jones’s supporters will determine the leader.

4 Responses to At least three in race

  1. Viv K says:

    And your point re preferential voting is???


  2. homepaddock says:

    Exactly what I said – no-one’s likely to win the first ballot and Jones is most likely to get least. If there are only the three candidates, where those who voted for Jones put their second vote will determine the winner.

    I wasn’t criticising the system, I think it’s a good one for selections like this.


  3. Gravedodger says:

    Is David Cunliffe our very own Kevin 07, Kevin 737 or the latest Kevin Mark 7.
    Widely quoted in Australia is the suggestion that those closer to Rudd like him least and those who don’t know him at all are attracted, Abbott is the exact opposite.


  4. pdm says:

    If those 3 are the options I am pleased to not be a Labour Party member.

    Surely they have someone better hiding under a stone somewhere.


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