Steven Joyce on Labour's landslide win: 'A lot of people voted strategically'

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Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 1:59PM
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Steven Joyce on Labour's landslide win: 'A lot of people voted strategically'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 1:59PM

A former National Finance Minister believes many of those who voted for Labour - will have been holding their noses as they did so.

Steven Joyce told Kerre McIvor he believes a lot of people voted strategically.

"With the discussions around the wealth taxes the past few weeks, I knew some people who are normally National voters saying they will vote for Labour, just to keep the Greens out."

Joyce congratulated Labour on a historic win and said Ardern could be proud of her campaign.

On Winston Peters losing and leaving Parliament, Joyce says politics is a cruel business.

"I feel for everybody losing their seats," he said, adding it was always better to go on your own choosing.

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