10 Aug 2020

Peter Dunne on weekend election season news

From First Up, 5:50 am on 10 August 2020

As election season enters full swing, it seems the doors to parliament could be swinging shut on New Zealand First. With the party sitting at just 2 percent in the most recent polls, a win for Shane Jones in Northland has become vital. But a TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll released yesterday put him a distant third on 15 percent, with National's incumbant Matt King on 46 percent and Labour's Willow-Jean Prime on 31 percent. While out campaigning in her Mount Albert electorate yesterday, Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern ruled out doing an electorate deal to help NZ First - or the Greens, who are hoping to win the Auckland Central seat. It came a day after she launched Labour's campaign - where she declared this a covid election. Here to wrap up the weekend's political news and what we can expect from the campaign is former MP and Minister Peter Dunne.