Yesterday Andrew Little scoffed at suggestions that his promise to deliver light-rail in Auckland was pork barrel politics.
This morning Labour’s weasel in Mt Roskill, Michael Wood, is demanding answers from Parmjeet Parmar and contradicting his own leader.
Labour’s Mt Roskill candidate Michael Wood is calling on National’s candidate Parmjeet Parmar to come clean on whether she supports Labour’s plan for light rail on the Auckland Isthmus.
“I’m calling on her to put party politics to one side and support this plan to help fix the traffic in Roskill. My opponent should say publicly whether she supports light rail, or whether she stands with Steven Joyce, who has rubbished the idea.”
“Light rail will deliver massive benefits to the residents of Mt Roskill, finally giving them a modern transport service. If my opponent doesn’t support that, I think the people of Mt Roskill would like to know. We need to fix the traffic in Roskill, and it’s important that our community knows which candidates support real solutions”, says Mt Roskill Labour candidate Michael Wood.
“I was very pleased the Labour party committed to bring forward light rail down Dominion Road to the CBD, which will revitalise our local town centres and help reduce congestion.”
So, Andrew Little says it isn’t pork barrel politics and Michael Wood clearly indicates that it is. He’s linked the policy launch with the campaign, That’s modern Labour for you, at sixes and sevens over rather simple policy.
How embarrassing for Andrew Little that his journeyman candidate and union weasel is over-talking his announcements.
Labour’s promise is at least another 4% rates rise, plus they want the rest of New Zealand to pay for trams so Michael Wood can go into town faster.
– Labour party press release