Six people have thrown their hats in the ring to seek selection in New Lynn but the battle is expected to come down to two.
Among those seeking to stand for Labour in former leader David Cunliffe’s electorate are two current Auckland local board members – Greg Presland and Susan Zhu.
If either make it to Parliament then it would trigger a local body by-election.
The four others being considered are: Christina Faumuina, Deborah Russell, Owen Gill, and Sunny Kaushal.
But sources say the Labour nomination is likely to come down to either Massey University tax expert Russell or Cunliffe confidant Presland.
Will be very interesting to see whom Labour picks.