Warren Kyd

Good stuff, members find their courage

For many years now there has be an unwritten rule that you shouldn’t challenge sitting MPs in the National party.

It is of course a silly notion, politics is all about blood and guts not kisses and cuddles.

The sentiment from head office and MPs is simply self interest…they want a nice tame membership and protection for incumbents. However as time moves on the group think that comes with first attaining power tends to wane and people get other ideas about who should or should not represent their area. Then the challenges come.

The first open challenge in quite sometime is happening in Kaikoura.

Marlborough grapegrower and fourth-generation farmer Stuart Smith is to challenge sitting MP Colin King for the National Party’s Kaikoura electorate candidacy for next year’s election.

The party opens nominations for its South Island electorates tomorrow and Mr Smith said he was putting his name forward. ? Read more »

AECT results 5-0

C&R continue their lock on the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust after the recent election. They won all five seats on the board. The turn out was just 17.13% showing once again that the left can’t get their voters turned out even in a postal ballot.

Friday 26 October 2012 – Voting closed at 5pm today for the AECT Election of Trustees. The successful candidates are Mike BUCZKOWSKI, William CAIRNS, James CARMICHAEL, Warren KYD and Karen SHERRY. The full results and media release can be viewed below. Dale Ofsoske, Returning Officer, Auckland Energy Consumer Trust. Final Results

Candidate Votes Received
ARMSTRONG, Douglas 15,078
BUCZKOWSKI, Mike (C&R – Communities and Residents) 24,217
CAIRNS, William (C&R – Communities and Residents) 21,665
CARMICHAEL, James (C&R – Communities and Residents) 23,355
FRYER, Glenda (Your Power Team) 21,118
KYD, Warren (C&R – Communities and Residents) 23,388
LECKINGER, Richard (Your Power Team) 16,905
MCMAINS, Tim (Your Power Team) 15,645
MEURANT, Ross 5,442
OLSON, Chris (Your Power Team) 18,751
SHAND, David (Your Power Team) 17,582
SHERRY, Karen (C&R – Communities and Residents) 27,483
Blank Votes 56
Informal Votes 161
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