A spy e-mails:
Labour’s leadership & council have selected David Parker for Epsom & told other prospectives to butt out.
Parker was the MP for Otago from 2002 to 2005 but lot it to Jacqui Dean. His new partner works for an Auckland Labour List MP, so a move to Auckland is certainly plausible.
Interesting to be in a party where the leadership decide selections. Epsom’s selection for National was determined entirely by 60+ local grassroots members.Tags: candidates, Epsom, Labour