Seeking to trade up his Council job before he is even sworn in

Stuff reports:

Three aspiring  politicians have put their hands up for what could be one of the most closely watched scraps at the next general election.

Nominations for the Labour Party’s 2017 candidate have closed, with Virginia Andersen, , and Sarah Packer putting their names forward.

Barry was re-elected on Saturday as a Wainuiomata ward councillor on Hutt City Council; Andersen was Labour’s candidate in Ohariu against Peter Dunne in 2014; and Packer is a newcomer to politics with firsthand experience of homelessness.

So do I have this right? Campbell Barry was seeking the Labour nomination for Hutt South at the same time as he was campaigning for the Hutt Council. Did he tell the voters this?

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