I don’t necessarily mean he’s likely to, but if Epsom voters did what they should do and vote for their electorate candidate based on merit then Parker should romp in.
Banks doesn’t deserve to win, and Goldsmith doesn’t want to win so he shouldn’t.
Parker’s punt on the Epsom electorate is rapidly emerging as a tactical masterstroke. While John Banks and Paul Goldsmith said precisely nothing of substance in last Sunday’s Q+A television debate, Parker enjoyed a virtual walkover. He had pithy talking points and confident, authoritative delivery.
So Epsom voters – how about voting on merit?
And – it won’t change the outcome of the election, but it would send a clear signal from voters that they are in control and won’t be dicked around with.