Labour has selected its candidate for the Christchurch East by-election:
Labour Party President Moira Coatsworth has announced that Potu Williams will be the candidate for the Christchurch East by election following the resignation of Lianne Dalziel. We had a robust democratic selection process with hundreds of local people in a packed rugby club hall in the heart of the electorate, where a very strong field of candidates discussed local issues. . .
Labour’s view of robust and democratic isn’t necessarily the same as other people’s.
Christchurch East is regarded as a safe Labour seat although retiring MP Lianne Dalziel had a strong personal vote.