The Howick and Pakuranga Times has a story about Michael Williams and his bully boy tactics to run the deputy chair out of town:
AN ATTEMPT to topple local body politician Adele White from her deputy-chair position has “shocked” her and some of her colleague elected members.
The Howick Local Board deputy chair says she was stunned when, last Thursday, chairman Michael Williams asked her to resign as he had another member in mind for the job.
When the Times asked Mr Williams why he had made the request of Ms White, he said: “This is a matter before the board and I will not be commenting at this time.”
The issue may come up at next Monday’s board meeting when a date to debate Mr Williams’ request could be set.
Ms White says Mr Williams told her she didn’t always agree with him and he needed someone to bounce ideas off.
He also said because of her full-time employment responsibilities, she couldn’t fulfil the role of deputy. She’s a senior police constable and Counties Manukau East Police’s youth education officer.
“This was the first time in two years he [Mr Williams] had brought up the subject,” Ms White told the Times.
Sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander, the saying goes.
So since we are talking about resignations from political office, is there anything Michael Williams has hidden from the voters of Howick that might call into account his ability to serve the voters professionally and with integrity – anything at all?
Perhaps he would like to describe his experiences visiting a Police station in April?