1 Aug 2017

As it happened: Jacinda Ardern takes charge as Labour leader

3:44 pm on 1 August 2017

Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis have been elected unopposed at a caucus meeting as Labour's new leader and deputy.

Andrew Little stepped aside as Labour leader this morning and endorsed Ms Ardern as his replacement.

Key events:

  • On Sunday, Labour drops 3 points to 24 percent in a 1 News Colmar Brunton poll, its lowest in more than 20 years
  • Leader Andrew Little reveals he had discussed the option of resigning with senior colleages but they had wanted him to stay on
  • Mr Little tells RNZ's Morning Report on Monday morning he is "absolutely determined" to be the Labour leader. However he concedes, "at 24 [percent], you don't get to form a government".
  • Andrew Little resigns, an hour after telling RNZ's reporter he had no intention of doing so

See how it all went down with RNZ's updates here:

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