Shane Jones’ rumoured political comeback with NZ First has faced a setback, with party members setting up a “Never Shane” group to protest his potential candidacy. …
However, a Facebook page described as “a network of NZ First members and supporters opposed to Shane Jones” has been set up ahead of a potential announcement.
NZ First member Curwen Rolinson, the group’s founder, said many party members were concerned about the possibility of Jones standing at the September 23 election and ruining what could be “a watershed year”.
“His personal background as a politician is so diametrically opposed to our values in NZ First, we just don’t see how he could conceivably fit in.”
Jones is pro TPP and pro asset sales according to the group so shouldn’t be a member.
Curwen blogs in detail why he is opposed to him.
There is no doubt Winston wants him in caucus, and for Shane to become Deputy Leader and eventually Leader. But there is significant opposition to this in NZ First, not least from the current caucus and Deputy Leader!