21 Sep 2011

Minto to stand for Mana Party

4:29 pm on 21 September 2011

Veteran peace activist John Minto has confirmed he will be the Mana Party's candidate for the Manukau East electorate.

The seat has been held since 1987 by Labour MP Ross Robertson, who won it with a majority of 12,445 votes at the last election.

Mr Minto says he was not planning to announce his candidacy until Wednesday but was forced into confirming it during a live interview on the Native Affairs programme on Maori Television.