The Press reports that:
National’s hunt for a candidate in the new Selwyn electorate continues to cause problems, with one unsuccessful applicant taking the party to court to protest against his rejection…
Payne said yesterday he was paying the price for being “the whistleblower” over the selection concerns in Selwyn last year.
“It’s unfair and anti-democratic. It is an abuse of power, of natural justice and human rights,” he said.