The ubiquitous Clare Trevett seems to be running the Herald single handed right now. Â She should consider blogging. Â Until then, she reports
Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones, but says people needn’t expect him to take over Jones’ mantle as one of the bluntest, more colourful characters in Parliament.
Mr Davis, a former school principal, was an MP for Labour for a term and although he was regarded as a promising politician he did not get back into Parliament in 2011 because of Labour’s low result.
Mr Davis, who is also Labour’s Te Tai Tokerau candidate, has quit his job at the Ministry of Education to return, even though Parliament will rise before the election only 6 weeks after he returns.
“It gives me a platform and the resources of an MP to campaign. Otherwise, I would have just been an unemployed bum trying to be a candidate. So it helps my profile and there are more opportunities to get in the media.”