Is Bob Parker rooted?

Leaked polling numbers I have seen suggests that Bob Parker is trailing Lianne Dalziel by over 25%. Bob’s negatives are very high, and his handling of Tony Marryatt have not helped. The same poll has even higher negatives for Mrs Mayor, who has a reputation for being extremely difficult to deal with.

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Bob’s previous backers have failed to respond for requests for money because Bob has been so busy being mayor he has forgotten his friends. National have washed their hands of him so will not be helping, with most National supporters remembering Big Gerry’s clown comments

Lianne Dalziel’s campaign is rumoured to be exceptionally well funded, with her twenty years of pragmatism leading many National donors to give generously. She has a formidable Labour Party machine on the ground, and unlike Bob will have a big team of volunteers doing the leg work to ensure she wins. Lianne is being supported by anti-bob elements in the National Party, who genuinely like her rather than just supporting the anyone but Bob candidate.

This doesn’t look good for Bob, and it is unlikely he will be able to leverage a job out of National as Big Gerry still thinks he is a clown even if he doesn’t say it out loud any more.


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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. 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.

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