Len Brown still the best man for the job

The Stuff headline goes “Councillors still support Len Brown“.

Although that’s a factual statement, it would be similar to someone running the headline “People love Cameron Slater”.  Even though factual, it is in effect useless.

In the case of the councillors and the article, it appears the actual reaction is more along the lines of fence sitting with a little bit of disgust thrown in.

In summary

Bill Cashmore, Franklin – “up to Brown” fence sitter

Dick Quax, Howick – Against Brown staying on

Alf Filipaina, Manukau – backs Brown

Calum Penrose, Manurewa-Papakura – backs Brown

Linda Cooper, Waitakere – Powerless to remove Brown

Chris Darby, North Shore – Not happy with Brown

Christine Fletcher, Albert-Eden-Roskill – fence sitting

Cowards:  2

Stay: 2

Go: 3

I suggest a better headline:  Brown lacks majority support from Council

Will be interesting if the Council is willing to work with this Mayor.  If they do, that may be remembered at the next election.

Stand Down Len Brown.   Get a fresh mandate.


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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.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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