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!
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.