Labour says National running out of friends

Labour leader David Shearer says if the Maori Party struggles at the next election, the National Party will also be in trouble.

Mr Shearer said on Thursday the Prime Minister is rapidly running out of friends, if the Maori Party does not improve its election result and with the ACT Party on its way out.

however, John Key says he's not concerned about Mr Shearer's remarks and has challenged him to try to sell the idea of a Labour-Greens-Mana government to the public.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia said she's still confident the party will survive a leadership transition and regain the ground it lost at the last election.

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