The Dom Post editorial‘s lead sentence is:
In the months since Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs said she would not contest the 2008 election, she has kept a remarkably low profile, The Dominion Post writes in an editorial.
Now the problem with this, is that Marian has not made any such announcement. For obvious reasons I would be keeping a track of such things, but just in case I missed it I just checked with a Labour source and he confirmed he in unaware of any announcement. So I think we can conclude the Dom Post got it wrong.
Incidentially I agree with the sentinment in their editorial, that Wellington lacks clout when all their MPs come from the one major party, and that a mixture of parties gives you more clout.
They actually make a second mistake when they say:
“All its electorate MPs are Labour”
Peter Dunne hasn’t been a Labour MP since 1994.