Die eerste Greybrakke
As a new member of Parliament, Seddon was a Greyite or 'Greyhound' and - for possibly the only time in his political career - called himself a radical. Later, especially in the succession crisis of 1893, he propagated the myth of his affinity with Grey to strengthen his own claims to the Liberal leadership. Yet he was by no means always an uncritical supporter of Grey. He opposed making Grey opposition leader in 1880 and was highly critical of his political manoeuvring in 1884."