Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton is a writer and long-time political columnist for the Listener.
Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton (@rumpole3) is a long-time political columnist for the Listener. She is the author of political memoir Political Animals and is a regular contributor to Victoria University's post-election autopsy report. Jane has been covering politics in New Zealand for over 20 years.


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78478 2017-08-23 00:00:00Z Sir Bob Jones goes green with plans to build world's tallest wooden skyscraper
77969 2017-08-11 13:06:09Z What Metiria Turei's benefit-confession gambit teaches us about politics
77590 2017-08-04 11:56:03Z Poll: What male and female voters think about Jacinda Ardern
77566 2017-08-04 11:00:28Z Why Labour’s last-minute leadership change may be its salvation
77158 2017-08-01 00:00:00Z There's only one way Winston Peters could become Prime Minister
76497 2017-07-24 00:00:00Z A post-mortem on Todd Barclay and Matt McCarten's fiascos
76045 2017-07-12 00:00:00Z Will Shane Jones be crown prince or court jester?
75338 2017-06-23 00:00:00Z The demise of Todd Barclay and all the Gor-r-rey details
74688 2017-06-14 00:00:00Z The controversy over the Auditor-General may not be the last of its kind
74335 2017-06-08 00:00:00Z New Zealand Election 2017: Undercurrents of change in new poll
73739 2017-05-25 17:25:24Z Welcome to the delay-button Budget
72445 2017-05-16 00:00:00Z Oppositional behaviour: The Nats' looting of other parties’ policies is complete
71902 2017-04-28 14:08:09Z Politicians aren’t talking to us this election year, but to Winston Peters
71026 2017-04-12 14:52:09Z Michael Bassett reveals the colourful lives of our nation's leaders
69797 2017-03-26 00:00:00Z Bill English’s drop in the polls is making National MPs uneasy
68451 2017-03-02 09:56:33Z Annette King – and Jacinda Ardern – deserved better than this
67407 2017-02-10 11:33:24Z The National Party’s first avowedly gay MP is gearing up for an LGBT crusade
65310 2017-01-02 00:00:00Z If Charles becomes King, the dangers of an activist British monarchy could rise