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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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.

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