Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis was the unanimous choice of Labour MPs to become the Party's deputy in the wake of three polls showing Labour's support at less than 25 percent.
He says Labour has had more than $100,000 in donations in the last 24 hours, and he's seeing a lot of support for the party.
"We've had cut-through with Māori on this decision. I'd like to think the old Kiwi bloke out there sees a little bit of themselves in me. I'm the sort of guy that likes a beer at the RSA on a Friday, spends way too much time watching sport on the weekend when I should be mowing the lawns and my most treasured possession is the Sky remote," he tells Susie Ferguson.
Listen to the interview above, or watch the video below.