I’ve updated the candidates list, which is a permanent page on this blog.
The page has the main candidates for each electorate. It now also has a spreadsheet which lists the electorate candidates for the smaller parties, and the party lists for those parties that have announced them. This will be updated approximately weekly.
Labour have found a couple more victims for seats, but still have a few unfilled. At this stage I have no known Labour candidates for Hunua, Ikaroa-Rawhiti, Tamaki and Tauranga.
UPDATE: Labour this morning announced that their Tauranga candidate is Deborah Mahuta-Coyle. I guess they were incapable of finding anyone with an actual connection to Tauranga to stand. Deborah works in the Goffice as a press secretary and the closest they can do in linking her to Tauranga is saying:
Although not originally from Tauranga, Deborah grew up further along State Highway 1 in the small town of Huntly
Hilarious. Almost as funny as this:
“Deborah is dynamic, skilled, hardworking candidate- who will do her best to represent Labour in the Tauranga electorate and if given the chance, will strongly represent Tauranga as their MP after the general election”, Moira Coatsworth said.
Deborah is one of Labour’s better candidates, but to suggest she can win Tauranga is lunacy.
Whale points out that Tauranga is of course nowhere near SH1.Tags: 2011 election, candidates