Politics

National thrives, Labour slumps

John Key 9:25am OPINION: John Key rides back into power with an expanded mandate while the post-mortem gets underway among dejected Labour MPs.

Dirty politics forgotten?

Cameron Slater Last night was all champagne and cheers, but what are the priorities ahead for a National Government?

We'll be back - Colin Craig

Colin Craig Conservative Party vowing to come back stronger than ever for another tilt at power in 2017, after falling agonisingly short.

Win for nasty politics

John Key OPINION: So the Dirty Politics practitioners were spot-on. Nasty tactics do favour the Right.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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