The vote for Labour’s leader showed a huge gap between the caucus, and members and unions.
New leader David Cunliffe was the clear favourite among members and unions but mustered only 11 votes from the 34 member caucus.
That shows two things.
Those in the party closest to Cunliffe and who should know him best like him least and MPs are out of touch with their grass-roots supporters.
Closing that gap is just one of the many challenges Cunliffe faces.