Roarprawn said it first – Hong Kong based lawyer Cathy Odgers was going to become an Act candidate.
Audrey Young takes up the story today:
Cathy Odgers, the author of the acerbic website Cactus Kate, is expected to be approved today as an Act candidate – one of the reasons sitting MP Heather Roy is likely to today announce she will stand down at this year’s election.
I know Cathy only though her blog and a few blogging related emails but she has one very good characteristic for an aspiring MP – loyalty to her party and its leader:
. . . politics must be about loyalty to the Party and that means publicly to its Leader while that person is still the Leader. If you are going to stab them then let it be in the front and behind closed doors in an appropriate party forum. And let it stay in that room.
Act has a reputation for disunity and as the party for old(er) men. Cathy’s candidacy will make a difference.
I wonder if her candidacy might also increase the chances of Rodney Hide staying on as a candidate for Act?