Labour just lost Mana: Matt McCarten standing
McCarten to run in Mana by-election
Union leader Matt McCarten is standing as a candidate in the Mana by-election as an independent.
The by-election will be held on November 20th.
The Labour party are standing former TVNZ reporter Kris Faafoi. Hekia Parata, a list MP, is National's candidate.
Genius play Mr McCarten, Labour just lost Mana, but in a great way. Matt will make an excellent member of Parliament and he knows the issues of working people better than any other candidate.
Master stroke by one of the best political players in the game.