It’s quite simple.
- Chris waits for Labour to do candidate selection for Te Atatu
- Then if they select front runner Phil Twyford, Chris resigns from Parliament
- Having selected Twyford as the general election candidate, they have to stand him in the by-election also
- Twyford wins the by-election
- Judith Tizard rejoins the Labour Caucus as a List MP for the next year
I think the prospect of Judith returning to Caucus would make even Phil Goff join up to the “We forgive you Chris” club 🙂