Cathy Odgers, the author of the acerbic website Cactus Kate, is expected to be approved today as an Act candidate – one of the reasons sitting MP Heather Roy is likely to today announce she will stand down at this year’s election.
Cathy Odgers is a corporate lawyer who lives in Hong Kong.
Cathy Odgers is expected to address one of Act’s weaknesses, its appeal to women and especially to young women.
Heh. Good luck with that. But it’s time for ACT members to realise their party is gone – or at least going ’til November. When Banks is elected to represent Epsom he’ll become de-facto ACT leader, at which point the party really is just an empty proxy for National, with Epsom as a rotten borough used by the Nats to rort the system so that the richest electorate in the country gets a few more MPs than everyone else.