5 May 2009

Three list MPs seek Mt Albert seat

7:22 am on 5 May 2009

Three list MPs are now seeking to be elected in the Mt Albert by-election.

Melissa Lee was selected on Monday as National's candidate to replace former Prime Minister Helen Clark as the MP for Mt Albert.

Other list MP candidates are the Green's co-leader Russel Norman and ACT MP John Boscawen.

Labour's candidate is David Shearer, who has returned from working in Iraq to contest the by-election.

Labour has held Mt Albert for more than 60 years.

The by-election will be held on 13 June.