Angry Andy, a unionist long known to be devoid of any scruples, sought to throw the bye-election by telling his electorate to ignore his token candidate and vote for Winnie. Hypocritical Labour voters previously willing to slam 'cups of tea for Epsom' willingly lapped up the ploy.
Supposedly a strategic vote to send the evil Mr Key a message. In doing so he probably has killed Labour stone dead as well as the greenie vote. The next polls will tell.
Winston First has just pulled a swifty on the leftoids, taking both Labour and tree hugger votes. Winnie, ever the opportunist, always to the right of centre, will go where the real power is and that is working with the government of the day.
Winston First will work with the lefties arch-nemesis, the evil Natz. Together the two will now enjoy a massive 70 seat or so majority. First on the block, the RMA.
The rabid leftie ferals never saw that coming as oblivion beckons. And Mr Key may be eating heaps of humble pie as he chases Winston.
April 27 in history
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