With support like this…

Clayton Cosgrove is said to be trailing in Waimakariri by a substantial margin in a Fair fax poll released today.

The other day I highlighted his debranding and the personal endorsement of a PSA union rep.

Jillian Innes,  is actually the local PSA rep. How desperate must Clayton be that he has to use ring-ins for endorsements. This is the ad where Jillian Innes says she will be voting for Clayton Cosgrove.

Which made this email to the tipline this morning very interesting indeed:


I read your post the other day about  the PSA rep endorsing Clayton Cosgrove. Something didn’t smell right about this so I went down to my local PostShop and looked at the electoral roll. Jillian Innes isn’t on the roll for Waimakariri but she is on the roll for Te Tai Tonga!

No wonder he is struggling for votes. Talk about a spectacular own goal for one little ad. First he debrands and doesn’t even mention Labour, then the person is outed as a PSA union hack and then they aren’t even on the electoral roll for Waimakariri.

The dishonesty around Clayton Cosgrove just grows and grows and grows.

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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.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.