The Herald reports that Mike Williams will stand down as President of the Labour Party early in 2009, and that he is highly likely to be suceeded by EPMU National Secretary Andrew Little.
I just heard Williams interviewed by Paul Holmes on Newstalk ZB and he "guessed" he was taking some of the blame for Labour's defeat. Asked about the infamous trip to Melbourne, Williams answered that "a group of us" discussed the information Labour had received about John Key and the H-fee, and that he drew the short straw in having to go and dig for dirt. Could that "group of us" have included Helen Clark, self-appointed chief strategist for Labour's election campaign? Despite her denials, Keeping Stock reckons that the PM was in this up to her eyebrows.