Labour selects another Bloke

Labour’s man ban doesn’t appear to be working in the provinces where another good keen man has won a selection.

Rob McCann may be a socialist and a former Labour staffer but he is a bloke and is helping to fill up the massive gap in Labour.

Communication specialist Rob McCann has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Otaki electorate at a keenly contested selection meeting.

“I’m honoured to accept the nomination to represent the people of Otaki,” says Rob McCann. “I will listen to the concerns of our electorate and do my best to ensure the people of our community are represented.

As a professional bullshit artist Rob should know better than rabbit on about an issue that won’t change voters minds in Otaki.   

“The people in our region are keenly interested in politics as demonstrated by the Asset Sales Referendum. Our area had the highest participation rate in New Zealand and 66% said ‘NO’.

His views on domestic violence will be interesting, especially if he is elected and protected by parliamentary privilege. Even the very wealthy in leafy suburbs can’t hide from parliamentary privilege.

Rob McCann is a communications and marketing expert, and has been the White Ribbon Campaign Manager since 2009. He was a press secretary to Ruth Dyson in the last Labour Government and more recently headed the drive to collect signatures for the Asset sales referendum in the Otaki electorate. Educated at Otago University with a Law and Drama degree, he is a keen debater and was a former president of the Otago University debating society.

Mr McCann is also the chair of the Paraparaumu Branch of the Labour Party, chaired the Region Three Labour Party Conference, and sits on the Labour Rural & Regional Sector Council. He lives in Otaihanga with his partner Jo and two young children.

It’s fair to say that the man ban means this bloke won’t make it through on the list so he needs to run a good campaign to tip out Nathan Guy who has a majority of only 5,231


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  • And Hamish McDouall has been confirmed in Whanganui to try for a third time to unseat Chester Borrows. Oddly though, he reckons that he will be able to be both MP and District Councillor/Deputy Mayor. Hamish hasn’t thought this through…

    • Richard McGrath

      Kieran McAnulty has been confirmed as Labour candidate in Wairarapa and should give the National candidate a good run for their money next year. I’m picking current Nat MP John Hayes to suffer the same deselection fate as Colin King did recently.

  • rockape

    Drama degree. Law degree, are those not the two proffesions were you make shit up and try and convince the public its true! Should fit in well as aLabour MP.

  • thor42

    Comms and marketing eh? Bullshit in other words.
    Yep, Labour’s the party for him.