Labour’s Botany nominees

Vernon Small in the Dom Post reports:

Meanwhile, has announced its nominees as candidates for the by-election with a virtual concession of defeat.

Labour Party president Andrew Little said Botany was a safe National seat. “So we don’t expect to win.”

The party would use the by-election, forced by the resignation of National MP Pansy Wong, as an opportunity to promote policies, issues and values it believed were important to the electorate and the country, he said.

Its nominees are former Botany Community Board member Roy Bootle, electrician and Howick Local Board member David Collings, and Michael Wood, a former unionist and candidate for Pakuranga and current Puketapapa Local Board member.

Interesting that Raymond Huo is not seeking the nomination. I guess the Tizard factor is still concerning them, as if Huo won the seat, Tizard would be offered his list place.

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