The Stuff headline goes “Councillors still support Len Brown“.
Although that’s a factual statement, it would be similar to someone running the headline “People love Cameron Slater”. Even though factual, it is in effect useless.
In the case of the councillors and the article, it appears the actual reaction is more along the lines of fence sitting with a little bit of disgust thrown in.
Bill Cashmore, Franklin – “up to Brown” fence sitter
Dick Quax, Howick – Against Brown staying on
Alf Filipaina, Manukau – backs Brown
Calum Penrose, Manurewa-Papakura – backs Brown
Linda Cooper, Waitakere – Powerless to remove Brown
Chris Darby, North Shore – Not happy with Brown
Christine Fletcher, Albert-Eden-Roskill – fence sitting
I suggest a better headline: Brown lacks majority support from Council
Will be interesting if the Council is willing to work with this Mayor. If they do, that may be remembered at the next election.
Stand Down Len Brown. Get a fresh mandate.