Julian Wilcox won't stand for Labour

Last updated 11:24 19/05/2014
Julian Wilcox
WON'T STAND: Maori TV general manager for news and current affairs, Julian Wilcox, will not stand for Labour in the 2014 election.

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Maori TV's Julian Wilcox has quashed speculation he will stand for Labour in the coming general election.

Wilcox has long been rumoured to be a potential candidate in Tamaki Makaurau, with speculation strengthening after the Labour Party council refused a waiver to allow ex-TVNZ presenter Shane Taurima to stand.

Maori Television issued a statement today saying Wilcox, the station's general manager for news and current affairs, would not be standing for Labour.

"To clarify his position Julian Wilcox has made an unequivocal statement to Maori Television that he is not seeking political office for any political party in the forthcoming elections and remains committed to his job as GM of news and current affairs at Maori Television," the statement said.

Chief executive Paora Maxwell said the company accepted Wilcox's written statement "and we will continue to value our editorial independence in providing impartial and independent news coverage of significant regional and national stories from a Maori perspective".

Last week, Labour ruled out allowing Taurima to stand after a TVNZ report found he used the state broadcaster's resources to campaign for the party.

Labour has not yet said if it would reopen its nominations for the seat. The only candidate still in the running is teacher Will Flavell. 

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