The Herald reports:
Labour MP David Shearer, who ran against Boscawen in Mt Albert, said he had a reputation for “relentless, single-minded determination”.
“He’s a genuinely straight up guy, a hard worker, and he’s bloody relentless and stays on message.
“He has a slight eccentric side to him, not in a bad way.”
Labour’s Lianne Dalziel, who sits with him on the commerce select committee, said he was a good fit for his new roles as Consumer Affairs Minister and Associate Commerce Minister.
“He will put his heart and soul into it, and doesn’t kowtow to the party line on a lot of issues. He knows we need regulation in financial circles to protect people, so he is not [an Act] purist.
“He’s been a tireless advocate for consumers who has really championed causes around victims of finance company failures.”
Good on David and Lianne for being willing to praise an opponent.