Musuku hoping for another shot at Mt Albert
The National Party’s former candidate for Mt Albert is staying mum about his chances of being nominated again.
Ravi Musuku says he is keen to have another shot after losing to Helen Clark in 2005 and 2008.
“I have been working for the past five years in the electorate,” Mr Musuku says.
But he wouldn’t comment further, leaving it up to National’s leadership to make an announcement in the coming weeks.
National’s candidate nominations closed yesterday, with list MP Melissa Lee expected to be Mr Musuku’s main competition for the nomination.
The race for the Labour nomination appears to be wide open with list MP Phil Twyford at the head of the pack.
Auckland city councillor Glenda Fryer has announced she is seeking the nomination.
Other contenders are expected to be former Labour list MP Louisa Wall, Auck- land University politics tutor Meg Bates, former Young Labour president Conor Roberts, AUT lecturer Hamish McCracken and employment lawyer Helen White.
Nominations for Labour close on April 22.