This is the best the Nats could find to stand for Auckland mayor

Victoria Crone Vic Auckland Mayor

Vic Crone and Louise Upston

When Nikkie Kaye and Paul Goldsmith recruited Michelle Boag to find them a candidate to stand for Auckland Mayor they drew up a list.

There were reportedly 20 names on the list. As they worked their way through the list potential candidate after potential candidate said no…until they got to number 11…Vic Crone.

It didn’t seem to matter to Nikki Kaye or to Michelle Boag that Crone was helping Labour develop policy for the Future of Work Commission and is still on their advisory board for that. I also didn’t matter that she was extremely cosy with Len Brown as well.  

The plan seems to have been to take a drop kick, push it around National party functions, surround her with people who have a reputation for being nasty or losing and then claim the National party was endorsing her.

Vic Crone spent time collecting selfies with ministers and MPs, and enlisting their help…well chickens are coming home to roost.

That photo was taken at the Young Nats ball…and that ratepayers of Auckland is the woman who wants to be mayor.

No class, no policy and no idea.

Phil Goff will be laughing and ratepayers will continue to swipe left on the Tinder candidate.

Slow clap for Nikki Kaye and Michelle Boag…well done…and National supporters have been.


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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.

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