July 03, 2017
Jones and Marks … solid
The newly selected candidate for Whangarei, Shane Jones, has quashed rumours he's after the New Zealand First Party's deputy leadership role currently held by Ron Mark.
Ron Mark won the position after challenging his colleague Tracey Martin exactly two years ago to the day, in what was touted as a tense down to the wire overthrow.
Mark eventually secured the deputy leader's job by one vote.
But Shane Jones says he and Ron Mark are solid and that a challenge is unlikely.
"Ah no drama with such matters. I've put my hand up to stand for the political gospel of hope and progress in Whangarei. Ron and I have known each other a very long time both of us understand that no party prospers although there are attempts,the idle scribblers to make mischief there but we are solid," he says.
Shane Jones wouldn't comment on his aspirations on taking over the reins of New Zealand First from Winston Peters.
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