Standardista spies in Dunedin report that the Labour candidate selection process — to replace long serving MP Pete Hodgson — finished recently.
The campaign was vigorous but good natured, and all three candidates acquitted themselves well at the selection meeting.
Congratulations to David Clark, who was selected as the candidate. Given the solid Southern wisdom of Dunedin voters, and the well organised electorate that Pete Hodgson has run, it is likely that David will become an MP at the next election.
David looks to have an interesting background. An active Reverend, a PhD in Theology, some experience in Treasury and working with David Parker. Currently Warden of Selwyn College. Check out his web site for background and some blog entries. One to watch.