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Mr Blumsky revealed he was unsure whether he would stand again for Parliament, when commenting on suggestions that he was eyeing up his old job as Wellington mayor. He enjoyed a high profile in the job from 1995 till 2001, then as chief executive of business incubator Creative HQ.
He failed to wrest the Wellington Central seat from Labour's Marian Hobbs in 2005 and has been almost invisible in Parliament as a list MP.
"I'm one of these characters, and I go around telling kids, you've got to really feel you can add value, make a difference, enjoy what you're doing," he said. "I can assure you now you make no difference as a backbench MP."
If you feel you are not effective in Parliament, why wouldn't you just change your operating style so you were effective?