Charles Chauvel will be a MP
In less than a month, Charles Chauvel will be an MP after the forced resignation of Jim Sutton on August 1. Chauvel has already been introduced as Labours new gay MP, and will be the third MP who contested the Ohariau Belmont seat at the last election.
This whole thing of getting rid of elected list MPs who failed to win their seat and replacing them with list MPs who can't win seats at all is undemocratic. Voters don't place party votes for elected members to be booted out if they lose their seats. If it is not OK to party hop, it should not be OK to boot people out because they have not regained their seats - instead, long-termers who are likely to be marked for the boot if they lose their seats should be placed lower on the list.