It has been reported that the person who was ranked No 75 on Labour’s list declined that spot and opted to go electorate only. Labour have not said who it was.
The Labour Party’s candidate for Otaki has once again opted to stay off his party’s list, saying he feels it is the best way for him to represent the electorate.
The party released its list for September’s election on Tuesday, which saw promotions, demotions and some people left right out.
Rob McCann, Labour’s candidate for Otaki, was not on the list.
An interesting coincidence. It should be a matter of record whether Mr McCann went through the list ranking process which would indicate whether his decision to opt out was before or after the list ranking was done.