April 03, 2014
Team Sykes on a roll in Waiariki
Mana leader Hone Harawira is picking his party president Annette Sykes as the one to beat in Waiariki in September’s election.
It’s shaping up to be a three way race, as Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell tries to hang on to his seat and Labour candidate Rawiri Waititi makes his first run.
Mr Harawira says Ms Sykes, a Rotorua-based lawyer, has been doorknocking since Christmas.
"Actually I feel a bit sorry for Rawiri tossing his 10-gallon hat into it this time. There’s bugger-all of a Labour team operating in that area at the moment. The last crew has pretty much given up because the word I get from them is they don’t want to go fighting for something when they know (David) Cunliffe is not cutting it for a lot of them, he’s not providing the kind of leadership and it’s kind of heartbreaking for a lot of them whereas Annette on the other hand, she’s got a team. They’re just rolling," he says,
Hone Harawira says Te Ururoa Flavell will be hampered by the perception that a vote for him is a vote for a National-led Government.
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