Craig Foss has noticed that Labour held a meeting this weekend to confirm Rick Barker as the Tukituki candidate, which is curious as he was announced as the candidate before Christmas. Did something happen?
There are rumours that some Labour MPs worried about losing their seats may announce they will go list only.
This could help explain why Labour has delayed its list ranking. Labour has a dilemma. If they give high list rankings to incumbent MPs, then they face having almost no new MPs enter Parliament.
Incidentally my list of candidates still has no names for Waikato and Tamaki for Labour. Anyone know if candidates have been named? National is now just awaiting a Tauranga selection plus both major parties can do list only nominations.