What do we take from ‘rebel’ MP Hone Harawira winning his by-election? … Even with a ‘slashed’ majority — from 6,000 to 867.
Wait and see. Let the punditry begin.
It must certainly be a victory sweetened by the decision by the Electoral Commission to register his new party, meaning he will be a ‘leader’ of his one MP party in Parliament, and more significantly, mean he can claim more taxpayer funding “as the leader of a party than as an independent MP.”