Unlike Arthur Faulkner in my previous post Trevor Mallard could never be described as one of nature's gentleman. I got to know him well when we served together on a major Government Board where he was the nominee of the Leader of the Opposition. The kindest thing you can say about him is that he is a 'take no prisoners' politician.
Mallard is doing a cut and run from his Hutt South seat to go as a List only candidate. He has a running feud with National's Chris Bishop who ran him close last time and is tipped to win the seat this time round especially given that the Labour candidate was parachuted into the seat against the wishes of local Party members.
Now Mallard has excelled himself in tweeting that Bishop is somehow a lessor candidate because he doesn't have any children. Real classy stuff.
The tweet has since been taken down. One has to wonder if the childless Jacinda had a wee 'come to Jesus' talk with him.