Councillor Glenda Fryer said, ‚ÄúSam Lotu-Iiga broke his social contract with the people of Tamaki-Maungakiekie when he nominated for Parliament in February 2008.¬† Voters who elected him in October 2007 voted for him on the basis that he would represent them on the Auckland City Council for the whole three years.‚ÄĚ
Meanwhile, Glenda Fryer herself sought the Labour nomination for Mt Albert – apparently she herself is quite willing to break this so called “social contract”.
Sam has actually committed to maintain representing Maungakiekie residents on any council issues that arise, free of charge:
Deputy Mayor David Hay pointed out that there would be considerable savings to ratepayers by leaving the seat vacant.
Mr Lotu-Iiga who is also the Member of Parliament for Maungakiekie has made a commitment to keep the council informed of issues his constituents living in the ward bring to his attention.
If Labour folk want to keep playing this card then they can expect the light of public scrutiny of their own actions to shine upon them.