Northland by-election


Prime Minister John Key is confident National will hold on to the Northland seat in the by-election triggered by Mike Sabin’s resignation.

Mr Sabin, 46, announced … he was quitting Parliament.

The former policeman said he had decided to resign “due to personal issues that were best dealt with outside Parliament”.

Mr Key is taking advice about when a by-election could be held, but he’s not concerned about it.

March 28.   Mark it down.  

“Of course we’ll go out there and put our best foot forward in terms of the by-election,” he told reporters.

“But it’s a seat I would expect National to retain.”

The real problem here is that the by-election provides a three ring circus for the usual suspects.

Colin Craig wants to run, although what is to be achieved seems to be only clear to him.

It would be a good chance for Hone to run for Mana and do some image repair in the hope he can carry that through to the next general election.

Kim Dotcom could prove his Internet Party wasn’t just to mess with John Key by paying for someone to run – most likely Miriam Pierard who seems to be a higher calible Jacinda Ardern Labour didn’t get.

And believe it or not, there are rumours even Winston Peters is considering a tilt.

For people like us, and the meddling media, it will be a period when the news writes itself.

The general election was dominated by Dirty Politics.  It will be a breath of fresh air to actually run a normal election process.   Or will it?


– NZN via RNZ

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