31 Aug 2017

RECAP: Leaders' first election debate

8:09 pm on 31 August 2017

The party leaders went going head-to-head in a televised debate tonight, just over three weeks from election day.

It followed a poll from Colmar Brunton for TV1 which saw Labour surge to 43 percent, overtaking National which fell to 41 percent.

It's the first time in 12 years the party has polled higher.

See the play-by-play in our LIVE blog of the debate with Anusha Bradley:

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