. . . but the opportunity to deliver a valedictory speech and wanting to stick it up David Farrar and Cameron Slater aren’t among them.
She might just take up the seat, she said. She would rather like the chance of a dignified retirement and to make a valedictory speech. . .
. . . So she says she has reasons to return: unfinished business, the salary, supporting colleagues in their first opposition election, offering institutional knowledge and support. Acting as camp mother, essentially.
Those reasons … and to “stick it up them”.
Stick it up who? Phil Goff?
“I was actually thinking of David Farrar and Cameron Slater, et al. I wasn’t thinking about my former colleagues,” she says. “I don’t think it’s a particularly worthy thing to say, but I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t.”
Having no good reasons for going to parliament hasn’t stopped people before but to Judith Tizard’s credit she’s just announced on Q&A that she will not take up the list seat vacated by Darren Hughes.
Her interview with Guyon Espiner will be on the link above later and if you missed the broadcast it is worth a look.
Her comments are definitely not a vote of confidence in Phil Goff, Andrew Little or the Labour Party hierachy.