Bring Back Darren

It seems there is a growing consensus that now the Police have decided not to lay charges that Darren Hughes should be or could be rehabilitated.

His biggest redeeming features seems to be everyone likes him, he is funny, witty and doesn’t belong to any factions. Not exactly star qualities but there you go. For a Labour party bereft of any talent it seems Darren Hughes was it.

About the only people not falling over themselves to let Darren back in though, are the the Labour party.

There are any number of  safe Labour seats where the incumbent could drop off the list and give their place to Darren to return in a few short months. Annette King for one. It has been widely tipped that her former flat mate was being tipped to replace Annette King in Rongotai anyway after the next term. She has a safe Labour seat and a high list ranking, she could give up her spot for Darren.

Trevor Mallard and Grant Robertson are likewise in safe Wellington seats and have decent list ranking that would help Darren Hughes return. Perhaps they could take one for the team and drop their list position.

After all the pronouncement it seems that this is the easiest solution for Labour to make amends for the appalling way that Phil Goff handled the situation.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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