Labour nominees for Botany

Labour has announced their nominees for selection for the Botany by-election.

They can’t even find someone that lives in Botany.

Their previous candiate Koro Tawa can’t obviously be bothered. The three names in the hat are:

Roy Bootle
Management Consultant & Justice of the Peace
Elected member of former Botany Community Board (Manukau City Council)
Chairperson of Botany Flat Bush Residents & Ratepayers Association

David Collings
Electrician
Elected member of Howick Local Board (Auckland Council)
Elected member of former Manukau City Council and former Pakuranga Community Board (Manukau City Council)

Michael Wood
Former Finsec National Organiser & Father/Main caregiver to two sons
Elected member of Puketapapa Local Board (Auckland Council)
Former Labour Candidate for Pakuranga 2002 & 2005
Chairperson of Mt Roskill Labour Electorate Committee (LEC), Labour Party

Roy Bootle sounds like he local but is actually on the roll in Hunua and got spanked in the last local body election by Jami-Lee Ross’ missus for the local board. David Collings is on the roll in Pakuranga, is a party hopper having been in NZ First, but is also a lickspittle of Len Brown’s. Michael Wood is the perennial loser, having been well shellacked by Maurice Williamson twice already, even in 2002. He lives in Mt Roskill and is the Mt Roskill LEC chair.

Michael Wood appears to be the head Office parachute candidate, being Phil Goff’s electorate chair.


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