In Friday’s announcement of the final canidate list there were a number of people who came out of the wood work. Some of them are failed candidates from previous years, there are one or two with an existing public profile and of course there are quite a few rabble who don’t seem to have (yet) launched serious campaigns.
Over the next few days we’ll be doing a series of blog posts – ‘Fisking the Candidates’ – where we will take a look at them. We’re starting today with the Onslow-Western Ward. We have also updated our Candidates page, also of interest someone has created a Wikipedia page for the election.
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Like almost all the other wards, the three sitting councillors are standing again. They’ve all done a reasonable job and stand a good chance of getting re-elected. Labour’s Sharon Blaikie has also been campaigning for a few months, and should prove to be a strong challenger. We have looked at this ward before.
Announced on Friday were three new candidates for Onslow-Western…
A former councillor for Onslow-Western, he was dumped at the 2007 election. Even though he gained more first preference votes than Jo Coughlan, she picked up more on preferences and was elected in the 6th iteration. He wasn’t a popular councillor and will struggle.
Very little know about her candidacy or her campaign. She is an Economist working for the Electricity Commission.
Also very little known at about Mr Fleming. A quick Google reveals several Wellingtonians he could possibly be.