Judith sees her return as a matter of demographics:
Ms Tizard said Labour would be silly to buy into the “Tizard dilemma” and try and keep her out.
“If there is not a place for a 53-year-old woman who has been in elected positions for 26 of her 31 years, I guess I would want to know what the problem was.”
Well obviously I do not speak for Labour, but my responses would be:
- It’s nothing to do with your gender or age
- It is about rejuvenation – Labour got kicked out at the last election, and Labour won’t win next time unless they have some fresh faces
Labour leader Phil Goff said the Tizard dilemma was a “red herring”, but refused to openly back her return.