Clayton Mitchell in running to be NZ First candidate

Clayton Mitchell.
Clayton Mitchell.

Tauranga City councillor Clayton Mitchell has confirmed he is running to be Tauranga's new NZ First candidate.

The news was announced at an NZ First meeting held in Tauranga this morning.

Mr Mitchell confirmed to the Bay of Plenty Times he was in the running for the role and that it was ''pretty exciting''.

Mr Mitchell was last year elected as a councillor for Tauranga City Council after campaigning on putting Mount Maunganui and Papamoa first.

The appointment will fill a role left vacant after former NZ First MP Brendan Horan was kicked out of the party by leader Winston Peters.

- Bay of Plenty Times

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 22 Oct 2016 09:10:02 Processing Time: 493ms