May 30, 2023
Labour Party Conference 2023 marks the beginning of the Election Fight
Posted On May 30, 2023
Labour put its best foot forward over the weekend for the 2023 Election with their Conference in Wellington.
Labour have wins to champion and policy that has helped, and while they saved New Zealand from a Covid Pandemic mass death event, the unequal sacrifice across our communities led to unequal results for society.
Some have done very well post Covid, many have not.
On top of a sense that Labour have failed to be transformative is a residual bitterness many felt by being locked down.
Into this resentful electorate, Labour need to show they can still generate hope with big vision policy that looks achievable.
Food inflation is at 12.4% and the petrol subsidy is about to come off. Food Banks complain about unprecedented demand and the Housing crisis just gets more intense.
Labour have to be bold with new policy that has an immediate and material impact on people’s cost of living. There is still an electorate waiting for the Transformative policies promised by Jacinda in 2017!
If Labour can not show a relevance to voters, then all Labour have left is to point out how far right National and ACT will go with cuts to public services.
After 6 years, Labour better have more to offer voters than, ‘We aren’t as bad as National and ACT’!
Labour have to fight for tomorrow to win the election today.