Goff happy to have any former Labour colleague back in Parliament
Labour has no problem with former MP Judith Tizard coming back to Parliament on its party list, Phil Goff says.He was reacting to speculation that the party would select a non-list MP to stand in the Mt Albert by-election to avoid Ms Tizard returning to Parliament on the list.
Asked how he felt about the potential return of Ms Tizard, who lost Auckland Central to National's Nicky (sic) Kaye, Mr Goff said: "I am very happy to see any former Labour colleague back in parliament.
So he was happy to see Tariana Turia, Roger Douglas or Peter Dunne back in Parliament after they left Labour? Or is he really meaning that he his happy see any former Labour colleague back in Parliament under the Labour banner. Like Roger Douglas, John Tamihere or David Benson Pope, perhaps. Or former Deputy PM Bob Tizard even.
At least Bob Tizard wouldn't say anything out of line. And he'd waste less money than his daughter.