ACT leader Don Brash has changed his mind about standing in an electorate and has picked North Shore as the place to do so.
The North Shore seat has already attracted media attention for National’s candidate choice of Maggie Barry, a political newcomer and former broadcaster.
Brash says Act’s board persuaded him to stand on the Shore and seek the party vote, where it believes it has strong support.
”It’s a very important part of the country for us,” Brash said. ”Originally I planned not to stand in any electorate because I felt it was important to travel the countryside to encourage the party vote, and I’m still planning to do that.”
Donny has twice failed to win the East Coast Bays electorate as a National candidate. He lost the 1980 byelection and 1981 general election to Social Credit’s Gary Knapp.
However, the word on the street is that Mazza Barry and her team are very concerned about the potential threat the spindly-legged extremist may have on her chances for election. Could it be third time lucky for the mandibled maniac? Stick close to The Speculator to stay up to speed with Donny’s progress.
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