Carter bows out of Selwyn

David Carter has confirmed he will not seek the nomination for the safe National seat of Selwyn. Anger over the the selection process used last year has not dissipated so he has made the call so that the Electorate can behind a new candidate.

I what happened in Selwyn will act as a learning exercise for National, on how not to handle a selection. Contested are healthy – even when an incumbent MP is involved.

It is a highly desirable seat and I expect at least five will seek it.  Pre-selection will whittle that down to five and the selection is on April 8.  Kudos to David Carter for putting the party first.  He will of course have a winnable list place.  Hell – on current almost every candidate has a winnable list place 🙂

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