Green MP Gareth Hughes has confirmed he will enter the
contest to replace Russel Norman as male co-leader.
Conservative Party leader Colin
Craig has dismissed rumours of a leadership challenge and the
expulsion of a party member as a "a storm in a
Eleven candidates will contest the Northland byelection,
including a breakaway party of former National Party
supporters set up by farmers and businesspeople campaigning
on a platform of "old-fashioned values".
The MP pay rise backtracking is a start, but chief executive
pay should also be in the Government's sights, Dunedin South
Labour MP Clare Curran says.
Prime Minister John Key's move yesterday to cancel the latest
MP pay increase and rein in future rises won the support of
the Green Party but no comments from Labour.
New Labour MP Stuart Nash was bankrolled to the tune of $4000
a month by political backers for more than a year leading up
to last year's general election.
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