Patsy continues her mayoral campaign

Lianne Dalziel has started her campaign against Bob Parker in fine form. She gets her basic facts wrong, and smears a council that she wants to lead.

A select committee hearing into Canterbury earthquake laws became briefly heated after an MP said the Christchurch City Council had been too slow to react after the first earthquake.

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel, who was sitting on the local government and environment select committee hearing submissions on the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Bill yesterday, said the new legislation was needed because the council failed to create an earthquake recovery management plan after the September 4 earthquake.

“You know that people blame the Christchurch City Council for the need for this legislation because you failed to come up with a plan after the earthquake,” Dalziel told Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button.

Button responded by saying after the new council was elected in October, those issues were handled by “a structure above us” , a reference to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Commission.

The commission will be replaced by the new government agency.

This is a cynical and short sighted play by Patsy, as if she is elected mayor she will have to work with many of the current councillors to rebuild Christchurch. So attacking them is not a great move if she wants to have an inclusive mayoralty that works with councillors rather than against them.


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  • peterwn

    I remember several years ago that a small business owner woman won the local Mayoralty and stormed into the Council offices on Monday morning as if she owned the place. Got up the noses of Councillors, staff and residents. I think she was only a one-termer.

  • paulus12

    Patsy is a useless Labour MP, and will make a useless Mayor.

    She represents part of a bigger scheme by the Left to control Local Government in the major cities, like the Auckland Liar.

    Liar Jim was part of that movement but he got stuffed by an earthquake. He was well on the way to the mayoralty at the time.

    He would have been terrible in the worse possible way. Haughty, hypocritical, arrogant and extremely dictatorial.

    My way only, and he would have surrounded himself with self serving accolytes.

    • thor42

      Agreed! Patsy is simply looking for another public teat to suck on. Bitch.
      Why the fuck can’t these Liarbore losers like Patsy fuck off to an island somewhere and set up their own little “socialist paradise” like North Korea?