Labour sacks candidate for accurate social commentary

Kurt Taogaga was at number 68 on the list.

But he is no longer on the list after it was revealed he had supported the then NZ First MP Richard Prosser’s “Wogistan” article in 2013.

Taogaga called it brave and said “we need to see Islam for what it really is”.

A statement from Labour Party president Claire Szabó said the tweets from 2013 do not represent the views of the party.

“The Labour Party is committed to inclusion of all religions, and stands against intolerance. After these tweets came to light they were discussed with Kurt and he has apologised,” the statement said.

Taogaga said in the intervening years, he has made positive efforts to educate himself and the tweets do not reflect the views and values he holds today.

Labour sacks candidate for old anti-Islamic tweets