Stephen Whittington

Spanking Stephen

Stephen Whittington, the Wellington Central ACT party candidate, has gone all mouthy in the media and on Facebook. Slagging of john banks probably isn’t a good way to enhance your prospects in what is left of the ACT party.

Farrar of course is a friend to all and is suggesting that the very tiny group of economic and social liberals go form a party. There is already a small, highly marginalised party that fits the bill, it is called the Libertarianz. The economic and social liberal refugees from the ACT party can go double their numbers.

Cactus Kate, meanwhile, tears Whittington a new one and sends a message to whinging pull throughs:

Touted as a massive vote winner among young, liberal and hipster in Wellington, Whittington managed to poll just 360 Party Votes for ACT in Wellington Central and 317 votes for himself. Heather Roy pulled 1,628 for ACT and 922 for herself in 2008. Roy therefore outpolled Whittington on party votes 4.5 times. When ACT in 2008 scored 3.65% of the vote to 2011 when they got 1.07%. Whittington therefore proportionally underachieved on Roy and ACT’s 2008 effort.

It is pretty clear for ACT members and supporters.

If you don’t like where ACT is headed, stay around and be constructive and work with John Banks and support the Board in doing so.

Or just piss off.

Chauvel is lying

A massive stoush has broken out over who said what and even who didn’t hear what over the homophobic name calling of Trevor Mallard.

David Farrar has been called a liar as has the Wellington Central Act candidate Stephen Whittington, by Jordan Carter and by Grant Robertson. Green MP Kevin Hague has backed up Farrar and Whittington.

In the debate Charles Chauvel has stated that he has never heard the “tinkerbell” insult and that if he had he would have said something. Well the man must have clothe ears.

In the video of the incident where Trevor Mallard clearly, both over the sound system and recorded in Hansard calls Chris Finlayson “Tinkerbell Charles Chauvel can be seen sitting there not more than 3 seats away from Trevor Mallard.

Charles Chauvel cannot claim not to have heard the insult. The video evidence suggest otherwise. It is looking more and more like it is Labour MPs and apologists who are the ones doing the lying. Here is another shot just after Mallard has been pulled up for his insult.

You really have to wonder why these MPs tell bald faced lies when the video evidence is available to all to prove their lies.