Jim Anderton has been a Labour MP in all but name for years.
However, the pretence that he’s leading a party has cost taxpayers because party leaders get extra funding.
Now he’s planning to stand as mayor of Christchurch which raises several questions..
Will he resign as an MP or will we be paying his salary while he campaigns?
If he’s successful will he resign as an MP or will we have to keep on paying him while the citizens of Christchurch also pay him?
If he’s not successful will he stand again as an MP?