Wellington Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle has confirmed he will put his name forward to contest for a seat in Parliament.
Eagle said earlier that he was considering running on the Labour ticket in the Rongotai seat, which will be vacated by long-serving Labour MP Annette King, who will run only on the party list in the general election later this year.
He plans to step down from his deputy mayor position only if he wins the seat, which covers Wellington’s eastern and southern suburbs.
Eagle will win the nomination and the seat. He should be a good MP.
This will mean Wellington City will need a new Deputy Mayor later this year. Who will Lester pick? The Councillors who have done more than two terms are:
- Andy Foster
- Simon Marsh
- Iona Pannett