Pansy gone

At a 10.30 am press conference Pansy Wong announced she is resigning effective 17 January 2011. She will not take any pay from 20 December.

means a by-election, probably in late February 2011.

Pansy, subject to leave, will make her speech to the House afternoon.

Pansy won the seat with a 10,872 majority. Even with the traditional swing against the Government, I can’t see it swapping hands. In fact the challenge for may be to come second – in 2008 their candidate got only 21% of the vote and ACT’s got 15%.

UPDATE: John Key has announced dates of Sat 5 March for the ballot. Nominations will close Tue 8 Feb.

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