It’s taken a while but Labour has finally got a candidate for Tāmaki Makaurau.
Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth has announced that Peeni Henare will be Labour’s candidate for Tāmaki Makaurau at the 2014 General Election. . .
He’s a late starter.
But Labour hoped that Shane Taurima and then Julian Wilcox would stand for selection.
Taurima’s nomination was turned down after a report condemned his politicking at TVNZ.
Will Flavell, was nominated when the party opened, reopened and then extended the nomination period.
It was obvious the party didn’t want him. It isn’t clear how popular Henare is in the party and he’s not got much time to get the electorate’s support.
The Maori Party selected Rangi McLean, as its successor to Pita Sharples who holds the seat, a month ago and he’ll be four weeks of campaigning ahead.