Gower: Labour's epic leadership battle a 'yawnfest'

  • 09/11/2014

Labour's leadership candidates are split over the party's capital gains tax policy, but if there's one thing they can agree on, it's that they all oppose John Key's solution to fighting Islamic State.

Andrew Little, Grant Robertson, Nanaia Mahuta and David Parker have all dismissed Mr Key's plan to send military trainers.

Whatever they agree and disagree on, only one can be Labour's new leader – but unlike the last leadership contest, in the wake of the general election this one has gone somewhat under the radar. There have been 17 meetings around the country so far, in what 3 News political editor Patrick Gower says is some kind of "torture".

Mr Key is picking Mr Little to take the reins, but Gower says it's not so clear-cut.

"I can't pick anyone, and neither can the Labour Party. I talked to insiders all day yesterday – they've got no idea who will win."

Each of the candidates brings something the party needs, says Gower, but none appear to be the full package.

Watch the video for the full chat with 3 News political editor Patrick Gower.

source: newshub archive