Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John Key’s Helensville electorate because “the Prime Minister has some explaining to do."
According to the Kim Dotcom funded party, Harré wants to debate Key at candidate meetings in his own electorate – "away from his army of spin doctors."
“Mr Key’s only memorable mention of technology has been that he believes most people have a smartphone – to access benefits and other government services," she claims.
"That’s it, when the Internet economy could create thousands of new jobs.
“The Prime Minister is holding the rest of New Zealand back with his ignorance of the digital age."
More updates to follow...