The Labour Party's ruling council has rejected Willie Jackson's bid to go up in the party's list rankings, an insider has told Newshub.
The council dismissed Mr Jackson's bid.
The insider said Mr Jackson will remain ranked at 21 on the list below two women, Willow-Jean Prime and Kiri Allen.
Mr Jackson had complained about the ranking, forcing the announcement of the list be delayed until Tuesday.
A crisis meeting to discuss the matter was called off after Mr Jackson chose not to pursue it further.