Len Brown admits defeat

Len Brown has all but admitted defeat;

The mayor reckons he’ll need a record 55 percent voter turnout to win the Auckland Council’s top job.

There hasn’t been a council turn out even approaching 50% let alone 55% in Manukau City, ever since 1989.

1989 – 41-50% turnout

1992 – less than 40%

1995 – less than 40%

1998 – less than 40%

2001 – less than 40%

2004 – less than 40%

2007 – less than 40%

And the statistics are worse for Mayoral turnout. If Len Brown is hoping “southside” is going to get him home then he and his Labour Party handlers are deluded. People don’t change the habit of a life time and Len Brown is about as exciting as pavement sick so unlikely to get them off their couches.

Most in South Auckland can barely make rent, filling out a complex (for them) voting paper, folding it back up the way it came and putting it the envelope with the address facing out and then having to remember to go to a post box, most of which have been set fire to sometime in the past, is just stretching believability. You can call me whatever nasty name you want but that is the cold hard truth of the matter.

The Super City demographics from Wellsford to Pukekohe simply means that the liberal elite of Ponsonby, the pinko media illuminati, and indentured poor can’t influence the mayoralty, especially with a lacklustre candidate with a dodgy ticker prone to face slapping when under pressure.

You know too that they have had it when privately the pinkos tell you they don’t think Brown can win.

Even some of the usual lefty luminaries are saying Brown doesn’t deserve any vote, much less his hangers on.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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