18 Aug 2017

Shaw will need help from young Greens - political panel

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 18 August 2017

A turbulent three weeks in politics has taken another twist, with a new poll showing the Green Party without enough support to get back into Parliament.

Former Green MP Sue Bradford says the young Greens members who have moved up the ranks will need to help leader James Shaw in bringing energy to the campaign. 

Canterbury University political science associate professor Bronwyn Hayward says the amount of focus paid to one poll, taken at a particular point in a campaign, can be damaging to the democratic process.