Jami-lee Ross wins Nat selection in Botany

Last night my good mate Jami-lee Ross won the National party selection in Botany.

The selection went to 4 ballots finally coming down to a head to head ballot between Maggie Barry and Jami-lee Ross.

In order, the previous ballots dropped off Ed Saafi, then Darren Gedge, then Aaron Bhatnagar. It was the fall of Aaron’s secondary votes that tipped the balance in favour of Jami-lee, with delegates prefering a local candidate with a proven track record over a carpet-bagger celebrity.

Once again the National party selection process has proven robust and unable to be tampered with, though you won’t hear a squeak from the nay-sayers now that none of their predictions came true.

I will be bold and predict that the National party won’t see Maggie Barry put her name in the hat again.

Meanwhile Labour has selected…if you can call it a selection, Phil Goff’s electorate chair, professional housewife and life-long union hack Michael Wood to take one for the team.

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