10 May 2011

Labour to stand in Te Tai Tokerau electorate

1:35 pm on 10 May 2011

Labour has confirmed it will stand a candidate in Te Tai Tokerau, making a by-election there a three-horse race.

Sitting MP Hone Harawira plans to resign and force a by-election in the Maori electorate and seek a mandate for his new Mana party.

The Maori Party has already said it will stand a candidate against its former MP.

The Labour Party council agreed it should also stand a candidate, and that decision was approved by the Labour caucus on Tuesday.

Labour's candidate will be list MP Kelvin Davis.