The Standard has learned from a normally reliable source that John Key is considering seeking the National Party nomination for the Tauranga seat.
His motivation is dismay at Chris Luxon’s performance and the realisation that if National is ever to win power again it will not only have to solidify its support but reach an agreement with the Maori Party. Clearly he does not think that Luxon will be able to do this. And he is apparently dismayed at Luxon promising significant tax cuts for the rich while offering peanuts to the rest of us.
This is a quickly developing story and will be updated as further details come to hand.