New Zealand’s Dodgiest Local Body Politician – Penny Webster


Penny Webster is allegedly a right winger, but Len Brown got her to chair the money committee on council and she let Len spend like a drunken sailor. Then she tried to run the bullshit line that all Rodney’s rates had been spent in Rodney.

This is just nuts. There is no way that all Rodneys rates are spent in Rodney. Some of them have to be spent on council staffing, which is not spent on Rodney. Some of them are spent on major projects that have no benefit to the people of Rodney, like the CRL. There are lots of other projects that take money from everywhere in Auckland and spend it.

So when she ran into a real right winger in Greg Sayers who hammers Penny with the facts, as he did at the Omaha debate, Penny looked like an ignorant flake who couldn’t defend her undefendable positions.

Penny Webster gets another nomination for New Zealand’s Dodgiest Local Government Politician, and we have yet to mention the non audit of the forestry finances Penny seems reluctant to have done.

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