Labour’s party secretary Andrew Kirton has accidentally sent a text to media asking candidates to clean up their social media presence.
The Party’s general secretary Andrew Kirton issued the directive in a text he also accidentally sent to reporters today.
… Kirton said there is nothing unusual about sending such a text – but he will make an effort to direct messages to the right contacts in future.
“The advice to our candidates is normal practice and part of running a disciplined campaign that focuses on issues New Zealanders care about,” Kirton said.
The advice to candidates doesn’t surprise me, although the accidental mis-sending could be a bit embarrassing if it was accidental.
What does surprise me though is the method and timing. I think that advice like this should be a prominent part of the application to stand process. Most if not all Labour candidates are already selected and some at least pushing for social media and traditonal media coverage and profile