It has been announced that Laila Harre is resigning as the Internet Party Leader. She has said that she will step down from the position next month, once discussion and negotiation amongst party members has been undertaken surrounding the future of the party and its leaders.
It has also been revealed that Ms Harre sought the help of Green Party Leader, Russel Norman, in the weeks before the party launch. Her reasoning behind accepting the position of the Internet Party leader came because she knew Labour and Greens would not win the election and for progressive voters to support the Internet Party they needed to be able to trust its leader. She believed this trust was something that she could bring.
While the Internet Party failed to win any seats during the September election, Harre believed the party was set on winning a seat right up to Election Day. Her comments reflected her belief the party made mistakes in strategy and behaviour late in the election, which influenced the voters astray.