Only one Labour MP facing a challenge

March 4th, 2014 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

I’ve not seen the full list, but based on tweets by NZ Herald deputy political editor Claire Trevett, there is only one MP facing a challenge for his or her party’s nomination.

So just one challenge to a caucus brimming with deadwood. So it must be to an MP who is really low profile, has no public appeal, never lands any hits in public. Right?

Well in a sensible party yes. But this is Labour. It seems that the only MP facing a challenge for an electorate nomination is Shane Jones!

The one MP actually achieving positive headlines for Labour, and the only MP being challenged. Its hilarious.

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14 Responses to “Only one Labour MP facing a challenge”

  1. Harriet (4,614 comments) says:

    Well when you spend all your time talking about important things, like a butch lesbian demanding a haircut from a male Muslim barber, and how both should be accomodated in Labour election year policy – then you will tend to forget the less important things. :cool:

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  2. mandk (875 comments) says:

    That’s the problem for lefties: the different factions hate one another more than they hate the right.
    Monty Python were spot on in the Life of Brian.

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  3. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Get rid of Jones, Labour – he’s “dead wood”…… :)

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  4. Pete George (23,312 comments) says:

    Curran down as only nomination. Heading for confirmation.

    Colonial Viper must have pulled the plug (or was hot airing) on challenging Curran in Dunedin South.

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  5. RRM (9,639 comments) says:

    Masty is starting to look like Labour’s best hope for the future. I hope he bides his time…

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  6. gump (1,549 comments) says:

    Somewhere Phil Goff is laughing.

    It is hilarious that a rising talent like Shane Jones is facing a challenger for selection when Goff has spent 30 years out of the last 33 in parliament and faces no challenge to his position as a Labour MP in a safe seat.

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  7. big bruv (13,555 comments) says:

    Can anybody tell me why Labour allow parasites like Mallard, King, Goff and co to go on and on?

    Is there something in their constitution that means they can keep their seats for life irrespective of how useless they are?

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  8. NoCash (256 comments) says:

    We as a country deserve a creditable and functional opposition in the parliament, but what we have currently is beyond ridiculous really.

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  9. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    BB: Mallard will stand down, as Little will get wallopped in New Plymouth again, and take his seat. Goff is to push his lowering age of consent, diluting incest laws, and goodness knows what else squalid perverted laws they may have in mind. King is waiting for Hughes to come back and take her seat, as he is stuffed in Otaki.

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  10. Odakyu-sen (511 comments) says:

    Shane Jones, the only politician talking sense that the working man can understand (re the 14 iwis consultation debacle) and Labour want to get rid of him?

    What is wrong with these people?

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  11. metcalph (1,405 comments) says:

    If Phil Goff feels too full of himself for not having any challengers yet again, then one name should bring him back to earth: Gilbert Myles.

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  12. edhunter (516 comments) says:

    Damn you Metcalph, for mentioning Myles & thus bringing back a whole range of memories, the hope that after a lifetime as a ultra safe Labour seat it may finally turn Blue, the elation when I thought my vote had been a contributing factor in a stunning victory, the oh oh in realising what a plonker Myles really was & finally the devastation when he switches to NZ Frist and hands Mt Roskill back to Labour & Phil for perpetuity.

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  13. lolitasbrother (581 comments) says:

    a dying party, who would want to be there

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  14. Shazzadude (521 comments) says:

    It makes sense, he’s no friend of the Rainbow wing.

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