Former Labour Party dirty tactics coordinator Pete Hodgson and current Labour party representative on the Representation Commission has been¬†stung by the Taxpayers‚Äô¬†Union¬†in what looks¬†to be a cash for mates scheme down in Dunedin. Pete‚Äôs apparently been doing some¬†‚Äėlobbying’ for his best mate, fellow Labour Party comrade and Mayor Dave Cull.
This morning the¬†Taxpayers‚Äô Union¬†went public with material concerning a payment (or payments) totalling $3,400 by the Dunedin City Council to former MP Pete Hodgson with no documentation or contract.
According to the Council, Mr Hodgson‚Äôs work consisted of ‚Äúlobbying and advocating on behalf of the Council‚ÄĚ and there is no supporting documentation.
The Council has told us that:
- Everything was verbal. The Council could not provide a single report, email, or even letter of engagement.
- All of the contracts were negotiated verbally.
- The contracts were negotiated by the Mayor and there is no documentation to explain the deal.
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