National’s selection panel of 60 members has selected Melissa Lee for the by-election. Congrats to Melissa.
The result is not a big surprise considering Melissa was ranked a very high 37 on the 2008 list, and Ravi was ranked No 65.
Tomorrow I’ll take a look at how the numbers for Mt Albert stack up.
UPDATE: For those who are stupid enough to believe the media story that a National Party conference had already listed Melissa as the candidate, Homepaddock has the actual facts:
But it’s the paper that’s got it wrong. I’ve got a copy of the official programme and it says:
Address by Mt Albert’s List MP Melissa Lee.
There is a big difference between being a candidate for an electorate and a List MP for an area.Tags: Melissa Lee, Mt Albert, National, Ravi Musuku