Some of the responses on Twitter to the election of James Shaw as the new co-leader. The most recent tweets are first.
@danylmc connecting with public via media was reason Blair won Labour leadership. Good 4 short term electoral wins, bad 4 left in long term
Does it also help that he's ridiculously good looking? @danylmc on why James Shaw won: https://dimpost.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/first-thoughts-on-the-green-co-leadership-race/ …
@NZQandA James Shaw is a lightening rod. Watch the greens vote grow.
@NZQandA James Shaw - no mention poverty, housing, education, immigration, inequality - nothing but finance - nothing 4 this kiwi
@NZQandA James Shaw is just what the Greens need. He is right, a coherent alternative to the Nats is needed and he and Andrew can bring that
Keep reading that James Shaw is right-wing yet he doesn't want to work with National. Maybe they are too left-wing for him! #NZQandA
"I am the Daenerys to John Key's Cersei." - James Shaw's #1 election message.
.@jamespeshaw is in fact my butler. I planted him within the Greens decades ago.
Underrepresented constituency in the greens: the bikram yoga set.
So James Shaw is the new co leader of the Greens beating Hague by 11% but trust me the 44% of loyal Greenies who voted Hague are gutted.
I reckon we get this out of the way from the get go, James Shaw does bear more than just a slight resemblance to Rowan Atkinson @NZGreens
Those saying Shaw will push Greens to right are entitled to their views but should examine whether views are based on anything but Nats spin
Why do people see James Shaw as the "right-wing candidate". He had a similar career to David Cunliffe, who was the "left-wing candidate".
Not being able to drive would seem to be a clincher for the Green Party leadership
Have met James Shaw, nice bloke. Coherent thinker, speaks well. Not too far off in the clouds like some greenies. Should do well.
Got a letter from @NZGreens announcing their new Co-leader, James Shaw. Never heard of him. Do I need to read the news more?
James Shaw for Green Co-leader? Where did the radical left go? Think I might leave to look for it.
Loving the fact that hardcore capitalists and hardcore socialists both imagine that James Shaw is a hardcore capitalist
Did any pundit pick James Shaw? I can't recall any.
James Shaw good call Green Party
Congrats to James Shaw on the new role. Seems like a thoroughly nice chap and very marketable. #GreenCoLeader
Tbh James Shaw being elected leader of the Greens seems like a cynical political ploy to win over centrist voters.
Bugger. The @NZGreens suggest they're not totally mental. #nzpol http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11457327 …
Well chosen. NZ's first true Gen X political leadership team. All mainstream parties need two wings to fly.
Soy Kiwi retweeted Jami-Lee Ross
lol if you haven't discounted what Bomber, Farrar, Whale, Hoots, The Internet party, et al; think about the Greens to 'zero'
Who the fuck is James Shaw? You idiots were aware @KevinHague was available, right?
To me, James Shaw will never not look a bit like Rowan Atkinson/Mr Bean. #greenagm
#GreenAGM Called it last night on twitter.So pleased James Shaw is already showing his star leadership qualities.A healer with some mongrel.
To tell the truth James Shaw creeps me out in the way entitled white guys do.. But what the hey...
Prime Ministerial endorsements do help, even in the Green Party.
"Shaw referenced Thatcher once in a speech, he is literally Ayn Rand reincarnated." Bomber mutters to himself.
Congratulations to James Shaw, new Greens co-leader. James will be a great complement to Metiria. Look forward to working with both
Surprised that @jamespeshaw hasn't spoken of the need to overthrow capitalism & eliminate private property.
Congratulations @jamespeshaw this is a great result for broader progressive movement
Maurice Williamson will be gutted his secret write-in candidacy didn't win it
Delighted for @jamespeshaw. Well done.
I had no first preference for Green Party co-leader. Will wait & see.. Hope pundits are wrong & @Jamespeshaw doesn't tkae GP rightwards.
2nd fastest rise from being first elected to party leader, only beaten by Seymour I guess.
So National gain a lifeline for 2017 with James Shaw elected as co-leader - immigration looks preferable
Well done, @danylmc
Congratulations @jamespeshaw. A very hard fought and well deserved victory, fought with grace and kindness.
John Key will be pleased - James Shaw wins Green Party co leadership
Hague will be absolutely gutted. He considered himself the favourite.
James Shaw new co-leader of Greens. #metrosexualwins ! ^SW