Something Queen Hekia & Len Brown could take on board

Celia Wade-Brown funded her own campaign and did not accept anonymous donations. A politician of rare principle and just confirms my award of Politician of the Year for 2010.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown spent close to the $60,000 mayoral limit during her successful election campaign – with nearly all of it coming from her own pocket.

Losing incumbent Kerry Prendergast’s campaign cost just over $53,000 but more than $45,000 came from anonymous donations.

Wellington electoral officer Ross Bly has released the expenditure figures for candidates who stood in this year’s local body elections.

Ms Wade-Brown’s campaign cost $58,262 and all but $4859 of it came from her own funds.

I’ll bet that Celia Wade-Brown won’t be accused of hypocrisy or cronyism like Len Brown has been.

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