Pansy Wong has announced her resignation from parliament effective 17 January.
This means there will be a by-election in Botany, probably late February. UPDATE: The by-election will be held March 5 2011.
National will need to select a new candidate for Botany and the front-runner would be Jami-Lee Ross, sitting councillor of the area, though I expect that Aaron Bhatnagar and Kit Parkinson will put their names in the hat. Neither of those two actually live in the electorate.
Jami-Lee has proven himself to be successful in the area having already won three elections, the most recent being elected as councillor for Howick ward which encompasses Botany electorate entirely.