Cunliffe elected Labour leader

By Maiki Sherman

The Labour Party's new leader was announced today, and as many predicted, David Cunliffe was the winner.

Cunliffe has been waiting two years for this decision, proving he has indeed risen from the political ashes.

According to the votes, David Cunliffe won by 51%, followed by Grant Robertson, then Shane Jones. So with the Māori boat coming in at third, the question is how will Māori fare under the new leader?

If his diary today was any example, it's probably a good sign. David Cunliffe spent the morning at a Waikato-Tainui poukai. Indeed, strengthening its Māori vote is a big focus of his.

 Our political reporter Maiki Sherman was at the announcement today.