NZ’s dodgiest LBP Nominee – Andrew Craig

A.CraigHere we go, the first nomination for NZ’s dodgiest local body politician:


I nominate triple dipper Conservative Party wannabe Andrew Craig, who coincidentally shares the same surname as Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

Andrew Craig is running for election for the Howick, Orakei and Papakura local boards. None of these wards actually neighbour each other, so it looks like a brazen attempt to simply get elected anywhere and to as many local boards as possible.

I guess if he gets elected to 3 boards, he clocks $100k on the ratepayer’s largesse and then can campaign fulltime for Colin.

I wonder if he might be Colin’s brother?  

Also of note is that Thomas O’Rourke of the CCCP (Colin Craig Conservative Party) is also running for three wards – Henderson-Massey, Whau and Wellsford. Andrew Craig

Dodgy behaviour from a dodgy political party. So much for preaching fiscal responsibility – they deliberately run candidates to rort the process!

I have to see this chumps signs all over Howick…I must get a photo…they are vertical and the candidate standing just like the photo above. He looks like the proverbial spare prick at a the wedding.

If you look at th photo closely you can see he has the body of a half-sucked throatie and his shirt collar is at least three sizes too large for his scrawny neck.


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  • In Vino Veritas

    I think it’s called “vegetarian neck”. Its a lot more common than it used to be.

    • Lion_ess

      Never heard of such a thing. Is that “vegetarian grin”as we’ll?

      • In Vino Veritas

        Lioness, it may be that you are too young to remember what necks looked like before the vegetarian plague began……

  • Apolonia

    How can he be a triple dipper before he’s elected?

    • guest

      Splitting hairs surely – he aspires to triple dip. That is bad enough and should not be excused.

    • Effendi

      You missed the word “wannabe”.

  • dumbshit

    saves undoing the buttons and the tie—just slip the swede through the hole

  • Bunswalla

    I guess it would be easy enough to ask him two salient questions and decide for yourself depending on his answers:

    1. Why are you running for 3 disconnected wards?
    2. What will you do if elected to more than one of them?

    • Guest

      Not quite – remember these wards are broken up by sub-divisions.

      The Papakura local board subdivision of Manukau-Papakura that Craig is standing for does not border Howick Ward.

      Equally, the Howick local board subdivision of Howick Ward that Craig is running for does not border Manurewa-Papakura Ward.

  • Christian too

    I know Colin Craig trough his Body Corp company which is the biggest and best of the BC administrators in NZ. Smart guy but he ain’t political material and he is slightly odd.
    I can’t see what he wants to achieve. And choosing dopey blokes from his church or friendly churches doesn’t help him.

    • blairmulholland

      Does Colin Craig actually attend church? My understanding was that he did not. As far as I know he has never said he is a Christian or made any sort of declaration of his own faith.

    • Bunswalla

      I also know him through that company. It’s neither the biggest nor the best, and he is extremely odd.

      • John

        I know Colin, and he’s a down to earth guy.

  • Shoreboy57

    Warren Flaunty set a high bar – as WO has already reported:

    “At the last election, we saw Warren Flaunty stand and get successfully elected to three local boards, a licensing trust and a DHB!”

  • LionKing

    These cock smokers really have no idea. There are certain requirements for election hordings and these dick heads are completely in breach of them. A complaint to the Electoral Office is needed.

  • TomTom

    Pete George… why the fack are you standing in Dunedin Central, when you live in the Chalmers ward?!

    Also – David Benson Pope is having another go at politics… gawd help us all.

  • Changeiscoming

    The coward that wrote this smear is a bigot. People on the right have as much right to run as people on the left. Tall, short, thin, fat it doestn’ matter, it’s called democracy! If you don’t like it move to another country.

    • Mickrodge

      Feel better?

      Time for a cup of tea & a lie down sunshine.

    • andrew carrot

      None of these guys are running for this election. They’re getting their hoardings out in prep for the General Election next year.

  • mark

    And if he’s really really clever he’ll emulate wee Jammilee and score a job in an electorate office too.

  • tarkwin

    Compared to some of the trash running for office in Whangarei this guy looks like gods gift to the electorate.

  • Rodger T

    There is also some sheila called Benson-Pope that seems to be running for nearly every local board ,licensing trust and health board.

  • Grizz30

    The CCCP. Is this for real or just a bit of satire?

  • Betty Swallocks

    I was going to go through the list of candidates for Christchurch local bodies, but my flesh was crawling by the time I’d looked through the first few of just the Mayoral Candidates:

    Blair Anderson “Another MildGreen Initiative” – doesn’t seem to think that drug-testing beneficiaries is fair.

    Kyle Chapman “The Resistance Party” – Yeah, right.

    Lianne Dalziel “One City Together” – Hide the key to the Corporate Hospitality Cabinet.

    Christchurch really IS the Village of the Damned.

  • X

    I like the Conservatives. You’re a loony lefty as far as I’m concerned Whale Oil…