It has become clear over the last couple of weeks that only Kelvin Davis can beat Hone Harawira. The Maori Party want him out of parliament even more than we do. That might explain their choice of a low profile candidate yesterday. As the Herald said :-
…. old party launched Solomon Tipene’s bid to win the Te Tai Tokerau byelection.
The great-grandfather was the surprise pick for the Maori Party, which also interviewed lawyer Mere Mangu and actor Waihoroi Shortland, tipped by many in the north as the frontrunner.
the Hone shotgun scenario on lets-not.co.nz is creating lots of interest including some criticism.