Massive swing against Auckland Future

The merry band of halfwits running Auckland Future told donors they were expecting good things on election day 2016. When the results came in Auckland Future managed to get about half the votes of former Labour candidate Richard Hills and former Alliance MP Grant Gillon in North Shore. They managed to lose in Albany against the left wingers there, and generally failed to do anything good.

Not wanting to damage their track record they have suffered a massive swing in the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Ward by election where Cr Denise Lee resigned after being elected to parliament.  

Progress results – preliminary results up Monday 19 February

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward – progress results

​Candidate ​Votes
Josephine Bartley – Labour ​7073
​Josh Beddell – C&R / Auckland Future ​5580
​Informal votes ​8
​Blank votes ​28

In a staggering display of campaign incompetence Auckland Future managed to lose 14% of Denise Lee’s vote. They have given Phil Goff another councillor to support his rates increases and extravagant spending at a time when there is real anger about the number of $200,000-a-year salaries paid to Auckland Council staff and Goff’s willingness to piss money away on dumb stuff like Fisting Festivals and the art gallery.

Any serious candidate for Auckland Council should look at Auckland Future’s track record and tell them to piss off if Auckland Future come to talk about running on their ticket. Those into political masochism should embrace Auckland Future as they will be punished for running under their banner.


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