Will Michael Wood take his campaign to ban penis lollies to parliament?


The Labour party have “selected” a veteran of coming second, Michael Wood, as their candidate to replace Phil Goff in Mt Roskill.

The Labour Party has selected its first election candidate, picking Michael Wood to take over from longstanding MP Phil Goff as its new Mt Roskill candidate.

The selection was held early because of a possible by-election if Mr Goff wins the Auckland Mayoralty in October.


Mr Wood, who is on the Puketapapa community board, has stood for Labour in the past in Epsom and the Botany by-election. He is also Mr Goff’s electorate chair and was given Mr Goff’s endorsement early on.

The Mt Roskill electorate battle has already had its first mini-scandal after National’s List MP Parmjeet Parmar accused Mr Wood’s partner Julie Fairey of trying to ban Ms Parmar from citizenship ceremonies

Ms Fairey, the chair of the Puketapapa board, claimed only electorate MPs could attend as part of the official party not locally based List MPs.

That effectively meant only Labour MPs could attend.

Mr Wood could also attend as a member of the Puketapapa community board and Ms Parmar said Ms Fairey was trying to give him an advantage in any election campaign.

Ms Fairey retracted after she was told the ceremonies were public and anybody could attend.

They “selected” him? There was only one candidate; imagine the embarrassment if he hadn’t been selected from a field of one.

What is perhaps more important to find out is whether or not Michael Wood will take the issue he highlighted most during his spanking in the Botany by-election, the banning of penis lollies, to parliament.

Michael Wood was a former member of the Axis of Weasel, and is a thoroughly nasty union hack selected by no one except the party hierarchy. I would have thought a safe seat like Mt Roskill would have attracted all sorts of talent rather than a union hack with a record of losing.


– NZ Herald

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