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I’m sick of politicians making statements on their billboards that bear no semblance to reality.

Time to take action.

Re: Ewan McGregor’s Election Hoardings

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to complain about Hawke’s Bay Regional Council candidate Ewan McGregor’s election hoardings.

They clearly state “Gets things done”.

Councillor McGregor has not made any effort to justify this statement. His web site has not been updated since 2010, indicating he has done nothing in the previous three years.

Cr McGregor could make a series of claims about having actually done something on his web site, but as you will see on this broken page he announces his candidacy for the 2010 election without claiming to have done anything.

Further, readers of , New Zealand’s most read political commentary site with over 3,000,000 visits per month, have been unable to explain how Cr McGregor can claim “Getting things done”. They cannot think of a single achievement Cr McGregor could possibly have claimed in his sweeping and misleading statement “Gets things done”.

Ballot papers for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council election will be with voters on the 20th of September, so could you please expedite your review of this complaint as the people of Hawke’s Bay should not be mislead by Cr McGregor’s signs.

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