Foster for NZ First?

Stuff reports:

Wellington City Councillor is eyeing up a seat in Parliament with NZ First.

It is unclear whether the Onslow-Western ward councillor will chase the nomination for a Wellington-based seat or simply try to enter Parliament on the party list.

When asked if he was interested in joining Winston Peters’ party, Foster replied: “I won’t say I am not” but confirmed that at this point, he was not a candidate.

Foster, who was a failed Wellington mayoral candidate last year, said there was still a process to go through to get nominated for NZ First, which would likely happen at the party’s convention in July.

I thought the process was Winston hands the Party Secretary a list.

Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson said he welcomed all competitors.

“If he decides to run in this race, we will welcome him in.”

He knew Foster, and said it was a surprise that he would throw his hat in the ring.

Foster has previously expressed interest in running for Labour and National, Robertson said.

Andy was in fact a researcher for National in the 1990s.

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