Watching with interest

I am watching with interest the by-election in Mt Albert…curiouser and curiouser. Lee vs Shearer; interesting….the result may just reflect the mood of the country. 

The results for the 2008 election were that Labour got 42% of the Party Vote and Helen C got 58.6% of the candidate vote, National however got 35% of the Party Vote but only 28.5% of the Candidate Vote.  Here are a few questions.

  1. if both candidates are unknown will that affect how people vote?
  2. Will voters vote more for along party lines because of this?

I think so.  (Yes I know there is no PV in a by-election). It’s only going to take a 7% swing in people’s voting to change the colour of this electorate to blue.  Go Melissa.

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