It’s fascinating stuff. She seems to have two overarching rules…
- A candidate must be left wing. They cannot have voted for moving the rates burden from commercial to residential.
- A candidate cannot mention their family in their bio.
Which has made for some interesting choices. What I’m sure will be her most controversial decision will be her pick for mayor…
I’m not opposed to voting for lizards so the wrong lizards don’t get in. However, I have my limits. So I’m not voting for Mayor. I am aware that a large number of Wellingtonians will outraged by this, but I’m not convinced that Kerry Prendergast with a slight green tinge will be improvement on Kerry Prendergast. Celia Wade-Brown, the only serious contender for mayor, has made it clear that economically she is no different from Kerry Prendergast. Recently the rates burden has moved from commercial to residential – a move Celia Wade-Brown supports. A ‘green’ approach to local body politics, can and has been cover for privatisation and an anti-people pro-business way of working.
I would get great pleasure from Kerry losing her job, and while normally that would be enough for me too vote for her opponent, but I cannot support Celia Wade-Brown.
Ha! Love it.
Her Lambton ward picks are Cook, Ganley and Greening and her regional council and DHB choices are also well worth a read. I particularly liked this gem…
Adam Cunningham – He actually ends his profile – SO IF YOU LOVE WELLINGTON TOO – VOTE CUNNINGHAM 1 IN LAMBTON WARD – just like that all in caps. I am not ranking him Number 1 – so clearly I hate Wellington.
I am not sure what others will think of Maia’s choices, but regardless, I think she deserves praise for actually taking the time to make her choices and share her logic with others. Bravo!