Mana byelection set for Nov 20

BY ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 15:18 04/10/2010

Relevant offers

Politics

National MP Paul Foster-Bell says Brian Tamaki earthquake 'outburst' inspired him to speak about being gay Lines boss warns discount tax could mean less for customers Elderly New Zealanders targeted by global drug rings, warns Customs Minister Mt Roskill win comes with Labour pledge to reopen closed police bases around the country Mt Roskill win comes with Labour pledge to reopen closed police bases around the country Stacey Kirk: Labour and the Greens set the stage, but does MOU backdrop always apply? Jacinda v David: Three-strikes law is no home run Labour's Michael Wood sweeps Mt Roskill by-election Mt Roskill slam dunk a win for Little as well Live: Mt Roskill by-election

The Mana byelection will take place on November 20, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

Outgoing Mana MP Winnie Laban is to take up a post with Victoria University.

Mr Key admitted National was the underdog but said Hekia Parata was an "excellent candidate."

Labour has announced former TVNZ journalist Kris Faafoi as their candidate. Mana is a labour safe seat.

"As Labour MP Winnie Laban has given notice, her resignation will be effective from Friday 15 October. I have been advised it is appropriate to now set a date for the by-election," Mr Key said.

"This means that Writ Day will be Wednesday 20 October. The last date for candidate nominations to be received will be Wednesday 27 October, and the last day for the return of the Writ will be Thursday 9 December 2010."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content