Paul Easton at the Dom Post writes:
Just a few days after getting a promotion, Labour MP Chris Hipkins has received the chop from his leader David Shearer.
Mr Hipkins was shorn of his red locks this morning to raise money for a cancer charity.
David should have left it hard down. Then Chippie would look the part to be MP for Rimutaka
Looking like a younger Trevor Mallard
While the general consensus was positive, Mr Hipkins was not so sure when shown the results.
”Oh my goodness, it’s really short. What have I done?” he said.
Mr Shearer also had concerns.
”I just hope I can get the red hair off my suit,” he said.
Heh, he may need decontamination.
Mr Shearer revealed he had pledged to have one Labour MP a year shave their head for the cause, Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
He hoped to line up a woman MP for next year, he said.
”I had a word to Annette King last night, but she wasn’t too impressed.”
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, who watched on from the sidelines this morning, also seemed less than keen on the idea.
If Jacinda takes the place of Chris next year, I’m pledging $1,000 in advance to the cancer charity!Tags: Chris Hipkins, David Shearer, Jacinda Ardern