Muller picks win in new Taieri seat

Todd Muller made a bold prediction yesterday on his first visit to Dunedin as National leader.

Mr Muller said he was confident his party would win

the newly formed Taieri electorate, which takes in the former Dunedin South electorate.

"The feeling on the ground is fantastic."

"We’ve got a superb candidate in Liam Kernaghan. He’s from this area, and I think that’s important."

Labour’s Taieri candidate, Ingrid Leary, moved to Dunedin late last year.

National Taieri candidate Liam Kernaghan (left) and Dunedin National list MP Michael Woodhouse ...
National Taieri candidate Liam Kernaghan (left) and Dunedin National list MP Michael Woodhouse (right) flank National leader Todd Muller during his visit to Dunedin yesterday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

Dunedin South has been a Labour stronghold.

Clare Curran, who is standing down at this year’s election, has held the seat since 2008.

Mr Muller would not be drawn into the toilet seat debate surrounding National's Michael Woodhouse.

It was revealed this week Ms Curran had been sent photos in 2012 from a National Party's mainland regional conference, including one showing fellow Dunedin MP, Mr Woodhouse, and a blue toilet seat with her face emblazoned on it, a photograph Ms Curran said traumatised her.

"My focus is on pulling together an economic recovery plan for this country and so is New Zealand’s focus," Mr Muller said.

Mr Muller addressed those issues at a business breakfast, hosted by the Otago Chamber of Commerce at the Dunedin Club, and then toured ADInstruments’ headquarters in Vogel St before fronting media on a range of issues including the Government’s border control measures.

hamish.maclean@odt.co.nz

 

Comments

Ingrid Leary, clearly.

It's becoming clear that Clare Curran was targeted by Black Ops.

National does not have the mindset to handle the future because with their old boys rightwing mentality they keep living in the past. They will not be able to contribute to move forward to a new order that is desperately needed in the world because what it takes is not in their dictionary.

Another National candidate who is a local boy and a law graduate. Great haircut, perhaps that's the only similarity to Todd Barclay? Good luck to him, let's hope things go better for him than the National selections for Clutha/Southland.

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