Oh it is hilarious reading the NZPA report on the challenge to National’s veto of Roger Payne as a candidate. Payne is quoted as saying:
“The people in the electorate of Selwyn deserve someone who is of immediate Cabinet material, I am able to offer that opportunity,” Mr Payne told the court.
Oh yes, Roger Payne is certainly going to go straight into Cabinet – around the time that Iran joins the European Union.
The decision (I expect it next week) will be interesting. If the Court finds that party boards do not have the right to veto unsuitable candidates, then it will affect most of the political parties in Parliament, as that is a very common power.Tags: National, Roger Payne, Selwyn