Labour are at sixes and sevens dealing with the fallout from the Hughes affair. Andrew Little helps sow the seeds of confusion.
Little confirmed that Hughes had also resigned as Labour’s candidate for Otaki – though electorate chairwoman Jan Nimmo said she had not been informed.
Little said the party’s national council would discuss reopening nominations for the seat when it meets this weekend.
In the same story there’s another contradiction/movement/position from Phil Goff. Why does he always have thre or four positions on anything?
Labour leader Phil Goff says it would be very hard for Darren Hughes to return as an MP at this election if he is cleared by a police investigation into a sex complaint. Goff said the events leading to Hughes’ resignation from Parliament raised questions about Hughes’ judgment and he could not come back “in the short-term”.
However…on Radio Wammo Goff said Hughes could be back if he was cleared (whole interview at http://www.wammo.co.nz/2011/03/28/phil-goff-under-pressure/)