What does Labours Gay Quota mean for Tony Milne?

Labour’s totally gay quota calls are going to hurt Labour candidates who happen to be gay.

There are already too many gays in caucus, with 4 out of 34 being gay or 11% gay, with the average in the New Zealand population less than 6%. This means Labour is way over quota for gays and needs to reserve some seats for straights, rather than increase its quota of gays further.

This is bad news for long time aspiring Labour candidates who are also gay like Tony Milne.  

Tony is known to be as good a bloke as a gay bloke can be, but he might miss out on a seat because Labour’s rainbow caucus has too many members.

Tony is a dead cert to win the nomination in Christchurch Central unless the party give it to him in the arse and say they are over quota for gays and replace him with a quota friendly straight person.

The situation will only get worse with the Man Ban, and a likely Maori quota as well.

This is the problem with quota…the best people miss out.


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