7 Nov 2023

Chris Hipkins lives to fight another day as Labour leader

From Checkpoint, 6:09 pm on 7 November 2023

Chris Hipkins has survived to fight another day as Labour leader, winning the support of his caucus colleagues in a confidence vote. Carmel Sepuloni will take over as deputy from Kelvin Davis. The party's MPs met at a conference room in Upper Hutt today to thrash out their election defeat and map a way forward. They emerged with a blank slate on policy, which mean a capital gains or wealth tax could be back on the table for next election. Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.