Another election done and dusted and hopefully that’s the last we’ll see of Winston. Any discussions of his legacy will be brief.
The left will be happy Labour got enough votes to govern alone. The right will be less happy but the positive for them is that Labour’s majority keeps the Greens’ hands off the big shiny levers. Act did better than expected and their challenge will be to keep their new MPs in line.
Labour’s challenge will be that but for Covid they would have been judged more harshly on their lack of delivery. Now they must deliver.
The media have been big winners too and have firmly cemented themselves as part of the system.