Crown Prosecutor Simon Mount is rumoured to be replacing Bob Clarkson for National in Tauranga next election. Which is a bit rough considering Bob won the seat off Winston last time round. But you can’t blame them – the man can barely feed himself, let alone represent an electorate.
And Sam Lotu-Iiga, newly elected C&R Auckland City Councillor will almost certainly run in Mangere. Rumour has it he has been promised a high list placing by Key. Sam’s family are a Labour family but apparently the Nats have been “courting” young Pacific people.
Yeah right. As we know the Pacific workforce is largely low income and will suffer the most from a National government. Courting them with the 90 Day No-Rights Bill, higher doctors fees, and a return to the Employment Contracts Act is hardly going to win them over. And if they’re going to run on family values, how about National’s policy to make the fourth week’s annual leave saleable? For low income workers that means fewer holidays and less family time, and Pacific voters will see right through it.