19 May 2014

Wilcox ends speculation he might stand for Labour

11:39 am on 19 May 2014

Maori Television's general manager of news and current affairs Julian Wilcox says he will not stand as a candidate in the 2014 general election.

There has been speculation that Mr Wilcox might stand for Labour in Tamaki-Makaurau after the party decided not to allow former TVNZ manager Shane Taurima to stand in light of a critical report into his use of TVNZ resources to campaign for the party.

Mr Wilcox said he has told Maori Television unequivocally that he is not seeking political office for any political party at the election.

He says he remains committed to his job at the network.