With the death blow delivered to Colin Craig’s cult party the focus has moved onto NZ First.
But with Winston Peters at an advanced age the future is by no means secure for them.
They need a successor to Winston…because frankly the sycophants there now aren’t up to much other than propping up Winston as he weaves his way home from the Green Parrot.
Former New Zealand First MP Ron Mark has confirmed he is considering the offer of what the Herald understands is a high place on the party’s list that would be likely to take him back into Parliament but says his commitment to his iwi may trump political ambition.
The Herald understands Mr Mark is being courted both as a list candidate and as a potential successor to leader Winston Peters, in part because of his good relationship with National as the two parties consider a potential post-election deal.
Speculation that Mr Marks, who is still a member, may return to active involvement in NZ First was fired by his appearance at the recent annual conference in Auckland.
Sources subsequently told the Herald he is being pursued as a list candidate and potential future leader.
“A lot of people have been asking me for a long time,” he told the Herald last night. Â Read more »