Smith hopes it won’t be him.
“I really need Nelson to pull out all stops as they do not want to see me wearing my togs in Trafalgar St,” he said.
Dean has a similar view: “I don’t think that Wanaka is ever going to be ready to see me in a bikini, not now, not ever.”
The National Party pair, with an eye on pre-election publicity, are backing their electorates in the Gigatown competition, which is currently led by Wanaka, with Nelson holding third behind Timaru.
They’ve pledged to take a “selfie” wearing their togs on the town’s main street and posting on their website or Facebook if their town is pipped.
If neither town makes the final top five, to be selected at the the end of September, they’ll both be stripping.
This is not a trend we want to encourage. I prefer my MPs in suits, not togsTags: Jacqui Dean, Nick Smith