Auckland Central just got interesting
Young gun targets city seat
A political battle is set to play out in Auckland Central, with Parliament's two youngest members, Jacinda Ardern and Nikki Kaye, contesting the seat. Ms Ardern has confirmed she is putting her name forward to be Labour's candidate in 2011, meaning the high-profile race will start almost two years before the election. Ms Kaye won the seat for National for the first time at the last election, and Labour is desperate to get it back. The two women are both 29, but Ms Ardern is younger by a few months.
The battle for Auckland Central just got interesting, I hosted the interview between Kaye and Tizard last time and the interview clearly signaled a changing of the generation guard, Arden will give Kaye a run for her money, but Kaye is a very strong candidate.