Luxon a shoo-in for National in Botany

By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 04 Nov 2019


Former Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has all but sealed the political fate of dissident National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross by winning the party's selection as candidate for the Auckland electorate seat of Botany.Party leader Simon Bridges welcomed Luxon's selection, saying it showed that "National’s status as the home of talent remains firmly in place".“It is no accident that we attract strong candidates like Christopher, given we’re the most popularly supported party in Parliament and the largest and most effective Opposition...