As the Labour Party contemplates whether or not to reopen nominations for its candidate role in the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate, Julian Wilcox has made an unequivocal statement to the Māori Television board that he's not seeking political office.
As we know, Labour was very keen on securing a well-known name for the Tāmaki Makaurau electorate.
However following the statement by Julian Wilcox, the thought is that Labour would not reopen its nomination process but rather continue to confirmation for Will Flavell, the other contender who put his name up alongside Shane Taurima in the first round.
In the end if Labour decides not to do that, it's a sure sign to Will Flavell that he does not have the confidence of the party.
So, as the shine of broadcasting star's Shane Taurima and Julian Wilcox fades, the question is whether Will Flavell would be their man?
More importantly, whether the Labour Party's problems have tarnished its chances?