So why did he run in Mangere and Manukau East?

Jerome Mika attempts to claim the high ground:


Of course like all Labour politicians his hypocrisy and sanctimony is legendary.

He stood for Labour’s selections in Mangere and also in Manukau East and got rinsed in both of those.

Now he is trying to claim he is a local in Papakura.

Presumably he didn’t subscribe to his “local” views when standing for selection in both of those seats?

Judith Collins will complete the rinsing in 6 weeks time when she beats him in Papakura.