Vernon Small reports:
If selected he would use accumulated leave and leave without pay to campaign one day a week initially, stepping up to full time campaigning six weeks out from the election.
Goodness, one day a week until the final six weeks is at the light end. I guess Andrew knows he will have a high list spot also to fall back on.
Most candidates who actually win seats off incumbent MPs go full-time six to nine months out.
He would quit as party president as early as next May and leave his union job if he was elected.
I guess one of the Vice-Presidents will become Acting President?
Interesting that Andrew will remain in his EPMU job as the EPMU will no doubt be running an “independent” anti-National election campaign. So Andrew will be in charge of the EPMU’s independent campaign against National, and be campaigning for Labour as a candidate.