The NZ Herald editorial writer today must have been Brian Rudman.
Because it bangs on about Len’s rail loop, and makes heroic assumptions, the worse one being:
Aucklanders, however, showed they shared the Mayor’s enthusiasm for the link when they re-elected him. There is nothing to suggest this sentiment has waned. Only that some councillors are getting cold feet over issues that can be tackled without the project having to be placed on hold. If anything, the link is becoming more important. The council should acknowledge as much and get on with it.
No we didn’t.
There was a 36% voter turn out in Auckland in 2013 for the local body elections. In 2010 it was 51%, a massive slump of confidence in the process as a result of Len Brown’s first term.
Given there was just a 36% turnout then Len Brown’s 164,338¬†votes of the 1,047,910¬†enrolled to vote was¬†just 15% of eligible voters. ¬† Read more »