Aside from the best political interview of the election to date by Rebecca Wright, NewsHub Nation had an exclusive on Wellington Central where the vacuum left by James and Grant has led to the possibility of the National Party candidate slipping through the middle between Green ambition and Labour Smugness.

Chloe came from behind in the exact same scenario in Auckland Central so it’s not impossible for the Greens to pull off a win here, but there must be some question over why James stood down because if he had stayed he would have taken out a Labour backbencher.

It was always a gamble for James to virtue signal here by standing aside and it may be a virtue signal that blows the Greens best chance of winning Wellington Central.

Good to see the brains trust of the Green Strategy Team strike again.



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