How unsubtle. I feel sorry for my good friend Annette King. I might send her some more flowers.
Andrew Little has basically told her to shove off, or at the very least let the cat out of the bag of her retirement.
Labour leader Andrew Little won’t run in Mt Roskill if MP Phil Goff is successful in his bid for Auckland Mayor, but Rongotai is in his sights.
Little has ruled out running in the long-held Auckland Labour seat saying, “there is a depth of talent out there already”.
Goff announced on Sunday that he would run for the super-city mayoralty next year and would stay on as Mt Roskill MP through to the election.
He would, however, relinquish his Auckland issues portfolio to avoid confusion as to whether he was attending events as an MP or with his mayoral candidate hat on.
When asked if Auckland Central’s Jacinda Ardern was an obvious replacement for the Auckland portfolio, Little said there were a number of Auckland MPs who are “potential candidates for that”.
Little will make his reshuffle announcements in the next week after holding off doing so until Goff had made a decision about the mayoralty race. Read more »