NZ’s dodgiest LBP Nominee – Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin - Blenheim Ratbag

Aaron Goodwin – Blenheim Ratbag

The nominees are flowing in thick and fast. It seems there are a lot of ratbags and troughers out there.

I may have to post several a day until ballots are posted, then issue an award.

Here is a dodgy ratbag Blenheim.

Aaron Goodwin is running for council in Blenheim. Blenheim is a nice place that doesn’t deserve a drug using diesel thief on its council. He also changes his mind.

Mr Goodwin, 21, told Fairfax on Friday he had decided about a fortnight ago not to stand for the council because of troubles with his health and family. “I’m not really sure I can be committed to the campaign. It’s a bit of a stressful time at the moment.

Stressful time means getting busted stealing diesel.

The police documents show Mr Goodwin was in possession of cannabis when he was caught stealing diesel in Southland late last year. He was sentenced to 80 hours community work.

He is former Young Labour but is now thinks he is more New Zealand First.

Mr Goodwin launched the Marlborough branch of Young Labour in 2011. He was chairman for a time, but has stepped away from the party during the past few months because of his disillusion with its direction. He said last week he had become more aligned with NZ First.

Is he more aligned to New Zealand First because he has a natural ally in the leaky mayor Andrew Williams?

He blames his criminal offending on being drunk.

He said last week he had been drunk at the time.

He is probably too honest for New Zealand First where drunkeness is never admitted to.


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