NZ Herald reports:
Mr Carter, who was expelled after criticising leader Phil Goff said he still considered himself a Labour MP “in values and philosophy” and would have preferred to cast his vote with his former party, ” but this has proved impossible”.
Following his expulsion from Labour, Mr Carter said he had notified the party’s whips of his wish to keeping cast his vote with them but had receive no response and his vote had been irregularly cast.
“I realised that I had to seek some way for constituents to have a voice recorded in Parliament.”
Maybe Chris will also stand for the Greens in Te Atatu? 🙂