Labour appoints Parker in Epsom

David Parker has announced that he will run in Epsom.

What has become of the admittedly small amount of democracy that used to exist in Labour party selections? When was the selection meeting? What about the hordes of union flunkies being bussed in to ensure the selection?

Perhaps the strangest thing of all was that?the?candidate announced his own selection.

Labour made a big song and dance about National allegedly stitching up selections but this is clearly one of the biggest stitch-ups going. Where is Grant Robertson’s press release about this stitch-up? Or is he staying silent because he is in Parker’s camp running the numbers for him?

Is there any leadership in Labour anymore or are they now just a collection of individuals looking out for themselves and jockeying for the leadership?