Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton has confirmed he will stand for election as mayor of Christchurch in October, and says if he wins he won’t retire from Parliament until next year’s general election.
The 72-year-old Wigram MP said today he wasn’t prepared to complain about Christchurch issues any longer without trying to do something about them.
“I am therefore officially announcing that I will be a candidate for the Christchurch mayoralty in the October local body elections,” he told a meeting in the city.
“I will be standing as ‘Jim Anderton – the People’s Mayor’.”
So Bernie thinks it will be a-OK to double dip. Can’t wait to see Caropotamus’ press release, or Patsy’s about that, maybe S’ua William Sio will come out and say something too.
As for his campaign title, well, that didn’t go so well for Dick Hubbard.
Bernie should resign from parliament now, if he won’t do that then at the very least he should quit the pretense that The Progressives are a party and that he is their leader. Perhaps the authorities should conduct an audit of their membership records to see if there are 500 members.
The Blogmobile is definitely going to have to go to Christchurch this year.