The Electoral commission has released the names of the 10 candidates for the Christchurch East by-election:
|BAKER, Leighton||Conservative Party|
|DOOCEY, Matthew||National Party|
|LAMBERT, Paula||Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party|
|LICHTWARK, Jenner||Democrats for Social Credit|
|MOORHOUSE, David||Green Party|
|VEALE, Gareth||ACT Party|
|WILLIAMS, Poto||Labour Party|
Keeping Stock has found Labour has been a mite premature about the outcome:
This is a red seat and the odds favour Williams but it is good manners to wait until the voters cast their ballots before claiming to be an MP.
#gigatownoamaru is taking nothing for granted in the race to become the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest town.