A Doocey Abroad

A Doocey Abroad

Super-talented Waimakariri MP Kate Wilkinson is the latest in a long list of National MPs who have announced that they won’t be standing at the next election. While that in itself was not a surprise, what is more of a shock is that National’s candidate for the Christchurch East won’t rule out running for the vacant seat, even though he’s currently meant to be campaigning in the East. One wonders why they couldn’t have waited another month before announcing this. I can’t see its going to convince the people of the East that Doocey actually deeply cares about anything except his own political ambitions. As they put it over at the Standard:

It is not as if he does not have a chance of winning in Christchurch East.  National won the party vote heavily in the last election and it was only the high regard that Lianne Dalziel was held in that resulted in her re-election.  And a large number of people have left the area, further confusing the analysis of the political leaning of the area.  Anything can happen on November 30.

Christchurch East and the people who have suffered through the earthquakes deserve an MP who will work for the people in the area.  This news suggests that Doocey’s focus may be more on his own career than on helping local people.

 

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