The Mt Roskill by-election is between Michael Wood and Parmjeet Parmar.
But as far as who’s the competition to take the vacant MP spot in Parliament? Well, Parmjeet is already a list MP, so it would be National List candidate Misa Fia Turner.
She thinks Donald Trump was ‘anointed by God’, and has views on stigmata that are certainly outside the mainstream.
Now Michael is a good Anglican boy, whose faith is very important to him; but I think he’s wise enough not to see politicians as ‘anointed by God’.
Little else is known about Turner, who’s reluctant to talk to media, but she was involved in a mini-scandal about her right to use the Samoan chiefly title Misa last election.
There’s clearly only one way to vote if you want to see a quality MP added to parliament.
As far as Roskill representation, it’s fairly amazing how Parmjeet is trying to cast herself as the ‘local’ candidate.
On her facebook page she talks about “giving Mt Roskill the strong local voice it deserves”, about how she has a “local track record of getting things done on your behalf”, and how she is “the only candidate with the local track record of experience and success in getting things done for the area”.
Yes, the woman who lives in Eastern Beach and only opened an office there 7 months ago (and only started her website 8 months ago when the by-election possibility raised its head) is the local, and not the guy who’s lived there for a long time, representing the community at Local Board level for the last 6 years, Chair of local school Waikowhai’s Board of Trustees, hell, not just local Labour chair but even ran Phil Goff’s campaigns some elections back.
Sure you’re the ‘local’ candidate Parmjeet?