And with the other MP on leave, the Herald reports:
Te Atatu MP Chris Carter yesterday confirmed he intended seeing out his current term of office and was not looking elsewhere for work.
Labour Party sources have been reported as saying Mr Carter, who is on two months’ sick leave from Parliament after being outed as the writer of an anonymous letter undermining his leader Phil Goff last month, had indicated he planned to resign, triggering a byelection.
The sources also claimed Mr Carter had approached the Labour Party for help in finding another job.
It is such a lovely all encompassing term – “Labour Party sources”.
Yesterday, Mr Carter denied both claims.
“At this point in time I’m happy to continue being the MP for Te Atatu and I will be working hard for my constituents” he told TVNZ News as he left an Auckland gym.
I am glad Chris has managed to drag himself off his sickbed.
Mr Carter also said he had not approached Labour or anybody else about a job.
One of Mr Carter’s supporters yesterday told the Herald regular exercise was part of his efforts to regain his health.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I hope they managed to say that with a straight face.