David Cunliffe is Labour’s new leader.
David Cunliffe was elected by a majority in the first round of a preferential three-way Electoral College contest also involving Grant Robertson and Shane Jones. . .
The votes from the caucus, members and unions were:
Cunliffe, David 32.35% 47.06% 18.82%
Jones, Shane 20.59%
Cunliffe, David 60.14% 67.79% 27.11%
Jones, Shane 13.15%
Robertson, Grant 26.71% 32.21% 12.89%
Affiliates 20 Cunliffe, David 70.77% 78.01% 15.60%
Jones, Shane 11.92%
Robertson, Grant 17.30% 21.99% 4.40%
Cunliffe, David 51.15%
Jones, Shane 15.88%
Robertson, Grant 32.97%
Robertson, Grant 47.06% 52.94% 21.18%
Cunliffe won on the first round, albeit with 51.5% of the vote.
However, he got only 32.5% of first preference votes from his caucus colleagues and 47.06 of their second preferences.
He’s won the leadership with only minority support from his caucus colleagues – 11 of 34 giving him first preference – in spite of strong indications that members and unions were backing him.
Winning the leadership might have been the easy bit, getting his caucus colleagues on side will be his next and bigger challenge.