Labour have launched an attack billboard campaign targeting government ministers. It is nothing more than advertising by proxy for and on behalf of Len Brown. It looks like Len Brown is going to campaign on the government halting his plans and using the Labour party to front it.
Kate Sutton sent out this email a short time ago to supporters:
This is a special edition of the Auckland/Northland Labour News. Today, Labour launched a campaign against the National Government’s constant attacks and undermining of Aucklanders.
You can read more about the campaign here: http://www.labour.org.nz/auckland
Today we erected a billboard on the southern motorway that features an image of the Hon Nick Smith and asks: Did you elect this man to run our city? Why is the Government undermining the Council you elected?
Housing Minister Nick Smith, who is the MP for Nelson, is the latest Minister to try to run Auckland from his office in Wellington with his threats to take away Auckland Council’s planning powers, and open the city up to uncontrolled sprawl.
On the two most important issues for Auckland – housing affordability and transport – the Government is telling Aucklanders what to do because its ideologically opposed to the Auckland Plan.
The Auckland Plan said that Aucklanders don’t want LA-style sprawl and they do want a modern public transport system. But the Government doesn’t want to listen. It is arrogant and out of touch.
Several more billboards will appear in the next few days.
You can message Nick Smith directly from here: http://www.labour.org.nz/auckland
This campaign has been coordinated by Labour MPs and funded by donations from concerned Aucklanders. Read more »