Labour’s dirty politics is on display and it involves a couple of the more nasty characters in the Labour party.
The weeping sores of Labour Party divisions following a devastating election defeat are not confined to the Wellington Beltway. Political editor Dene Mackenzie finds Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is fighting her own opposition.
In most cases, the revival of a Labour Party branch which says it has doubled its membership since August, and aims to have 100 members early next year, would be welcomed by the sitting MP.
But Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is anything but thrilled by the resurrection of the Andersons Bay-Peninsula branch in her electorate.
She says the branch was reconstituted without official approval, with the aim of undermining her bid to be re-elected.
”This is dirty tricks and dirty politics in Dunedin South,” she told the Otago Daily Times this week.
The man behind the revival, former candidate and branch organiser Tat Loo, denies the allegations.Â Read more »