Lizzie Marvelly to run for the Labour Party?

Musician Lizzie Marvelly would be welcome to run for the Labour Party, leader Andrew Little says. Photograph: Fiona Goodall / Getty Images
Musician Lizzie Marvelly would be welcome to run for the Labour Party, leader Andrew Little says. Photograph: Fiona Goodall / Getty Images

Musician Lizzie Marvelly has dismissed speculation she will run for the Labour Party at the next election.

She said today she was flattered by the suggestion she could seek the nomination in Rotorua.

"But this is just a rumour - no truth to it," she said.

Responding to reporters' questions at Parliament today, Labour leader Andrew Little said no decision had been made about the party's candidate in the electorate.

Asked whether Marvelly was one of the people being considered, he said he did not know about potential nominees.

Little added that she would be "most welcome" to stand for the party.

Marvelly, who is originally from Rotorua, also runs a blog, The Villainesse, and comments on social issues for the Weekend Herald.

Labour's Rotorua candidate at the last election, former broadcaster Tamati Coffey, has been selected to run for the Maori seat of Waiariki.

The Rotorua seat is held by National's Todd McClay, who won with a 7500-vote majority in 2014.

- NZ Herald

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