Good of JK to effectively concede the Mt Roskill by election – John Key expecting National candidate Parmjeet Parmar to lose Mt Roskill by-election
“Oh, look the expectations would be that we would lose and that’s because we’re the underdog and because no incumbent government has won a seat that they don’t hold.”
Why is Key giving up so easy? The seat should have been winnable for the Nats.
National is painting the electorate as a safe strong Labour seat, but while Phil Goff held it for 35 years – the last election results showed while he won the candidate vote – the party vote actually went in National’s favour.
The other point to note in this article is that it gently (too gently) calls Key on one of his typical lies.
John Key will not be attending Parmjeet Parmar’s Mt Roskill by-election party. Despite campaigning with her on Thursday and Friday, he won’t be seeing it through to the end.
“I don’t go to any of the by-election ones. I haven’t historically and I won’t be going whether we win lose or draw.”
But he did attend parties where it seemed he thought his candidate had a chance.
The Prime Minister showed up to Jami-Lee Ross’ victory party after his 2011 Botany by-election win.
Mr Key also attended Hekia Parata’s party at the Mana by-election in 2010 – which she narrowly lost.
So much for “I don’t go to any of the by-election ones.”
John Key's casual, flagrant lies in @JennaLynchNZ story tonight. Maybe not seen as significant but says a lot about his lack of integrity.
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) December 1, 2016
Never mind Key's spin, the Herald has the numbers on why Roskill is no slam dunk for Michael Wood: https://t.co/l6RXVfcQ6d
— Phil Twyford (@PhilTwyford) December 1, 2016