The Herald reports:
Russell, a tax expert from Massey University, will replace the outgoing David Cunliffe from the traditionally safe Labour seat.
Russell was seen as an outsider in the bid to be Labour’s candidate, but had the support of the party’s hierarchy.
How disappointing that Labour has chosen a respected tax policy expert with excellent communication skills over the guy who set up a secret trust for David Cunliffe while Labour were campaigning against secret trusts.
While I will disagree with Deborah on many issues, I think she will be a very effective MP and (one day a) Minister. Good to see the best candidate win selection.