During the local body election I highlighted various different local body ratbags to highlight their troughing, dishonesty and general lack of ability.
So how did they do?
Murray Douglas – The winner of my NZ’s Dodgiest Local Body Politician award came dead last. Remember he went running to Hawkes Bay Today to have a sook.
Mr Douglas, a former Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce CEO, said he did not believe anything in his past would impact on his ability to serve the public on council. He agreed candidates should be transparent in their public promotion profiles: “But it shouldn’t be highlighted in a blog because it’s largely anonymous without journalistic investigation. In this case, I wasn’t even asked for comment.
He didn’t want the reality of his past revealed…and now we know why. By revealing his past he came dead last. Good riddance to this ratbag.
Michael Williams – ratbag from Howick, bullied Adele White, ran the local board as his personal fiefdom along with a group of 5 others. He hid his altercation with Police, refused to stand down and has now been rinsed coming fifth in his ward. Michael Williams was not re-elected and most of his ratbag mates got rinsed as well. Jim Donald and Steve Udys better watch themselves, they’ll be next (Jim Donald for sure). Adele White was returned and can now expect to take the chair. Read more »