No Donors, No Team, No Voters, Bob Parker to Give Up Mayoralty

3943211Bob Parker has worked out he is going to get a hiding if he runs again for mayor of Christchurch. He has ignored all his previous donors so they are pissed off with him and fundraising has gone very badly.

Bob is supported by his batshit crazy wife who has not so much polarised Christchurch as sent them all to the pole opposite her because of her unfortunate crack-whore look and even more unfortunate manner. This has meant that Bob hasn’t been able to assemble a campaign team, or anyone to support him on the ground.

Christchurch’s mayoralty race could soon take a dramatic turn with rumours swirling that incumbent Bob Parker may not run.

Parker, who late last year confirmed he would seek a third term as mayor, has been sounding out city leaders lately, asking whether they thought he could win if Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel stood against him. 

The popular Labour MP is widely tipped to run in October’s election and yesterday said she would announce her “decision” later this month.

The city’s mayoralty race has been non-existent so far with Parker the only confirmed candidate. Yesterday, he denied any suggestion he would stand down, claiming that was purely what his opponents wanted to hear.

It is thought Parker received mixed feedback from those he consulted.

Polling done by his political rivals shows Dalziel holding a narrow lead against him and it is thought these results prompted the Parker rethink.

Bob Parker has worked out his is going to get a hiding if he runs again for mayor of Christchurch. He has ignored all his previous donors so they are pissed off with him and fundraising has gone very badly.

Bob is supported by his batshit crazy wife who has not so much polarised Christchurch as sent them all to the pole opposite her because of her unfortunate crack whore look and even more unfortunate manner. This has meant that Bob hasn’t been able to assemble a campaign team, or anyone to support him on the ground.

Bob will probably bottle it as he won’t want to put $70,000 of his own money into a losing campaign.


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