My Election Picks

Wellington City Council

Election of Mayor

Name

Party

Decision

Reason

Ahipene-Mercer, Ray

Independent Leadership

No

Environmentalist

Bailey, Paul

Independent

Yes,2

Pro business

Gifford, Carl

Independent

No

Environmentalist

Goulden, Rob

Independent

Yes,1

Pro business, reduce rates

Kelly, Nick

Workers’ Party NZ

No

Communist

McGrath, John

McGrath 4 Wellington

Yes,3

Bring back the mojo

Pepperell, Bryan Robert

Reclaim Our City

No

Environmentalist

Prendergast, Kerry

Kerry for Mayor

No

Anti-family

Ritchie, Helene

One Wellington

No

Femi-Nazi

Ruben, Jack

Independent

No

Socialist?

Wang, Nick Ning

Independent

No

Inexperience

Election of 3 Councillors for the Northern Ward

Name

Party

Decision

Reason

Armstrong, Robert

Independent

Yes,3

Pro Transmission Gully

Best, Ngaire

 

No

Special interest groups

Candiliotis, Jim

Independent

Yes,2

Was good for Newlands Progressive Association

Collett, Mike

 

No

Jville Licensing Trust

Ellis, Roger

Independent

Yes,1

Churton Park Anglican Church, former UF Ohariu-Belmont electorate chair

Fletcher, Jonathan Murray

 

Yes,4

Pro business

Hutchings, Ian

Independent

No

Jville Licensing Trust

Ritchie, Helene

Independent

No

Femi-Nazi

Wain, Hayley

Independent

Yes,5

Pro Transmission Gully

Woodley, Tane

Green

No

Green

Capital and Coast District Health Board

Election of 7 Members*

*I’m willing to be swayed on my choices if anybody can tell me who is Pro-Life on this list.

Name

Party

Decision

Reason

Aitken, Judith

 

No

Environmentalist

Appleby, Michael

Independent

No

President Aoteroa Legalise Cannabis Party

Chamberlain, David

 

Yes,4

Experience

Clark, Kent

Truly Independent

No

Jville Licensing Trust

Cook, John David

Independent

Yes,6

Barnados and Rotary

Coutts, Karen

Labour City Vision

No

Labour

Delahunty, Jim

 

No

Anti privatisation

Falkner, Margaret Anne

Labour

No

Labour

Gotlieb, Ruth

Independent

Yes,5

Experience

Hope, Virginia

Independent

No

Interventionist

Inglis, Trisha

Independent

No

Special interest groups

McLennan, Felicity

Independent

No

Family Planning Association

Patton, Sandra K

Independent

No

Anti privatisation

Richie, Helene

Independent

No

Femi-Nazi

Roberts, Peter

 

Yes,3

Experience

Shaw, Coltyn

 

Yes,1

Maori family man

Strachan, Gordon

 

Yes,2

Experience

Urquhart-Hay, Donald

Independent

No

Too focussed on the past

Van Den Munckhof, Petra

Labour City Vision

No

Labour

Wain, Hayley

Independent

No

Anti privatisation

Webster, Adrian

 

No

Anti privatisation

Wellington

Regional Council

Election of 5 Councillors for the Wellington Constituency

Name

Party

Decision

Reason

Aitken, Judith

 

No

Climate change alarmist

Appleby, Michael

Independent

No

Insufficient information

Baber, Sally

 

No

Climate change alarmist

Barclay, Matt

Independent

No

Teacher (indoctrinated environmentalist)

Barr, Hugh

Independent

Yes,2

Pro business

Bruce, Paul

Green

No

Green

Coard, Tony

 

No

Doesn’t know what he stands for

Darnton, Bernard Timothy

Libertarianz

Yes,1

More freedom, less government

Fleming, Michael

 

No

Insufficient information

Gibson, Michael

Independent

Yes,4

Experience

Gilberthorpe, John

Independent

No

Climate change alarmist

Hamlin, Ian

Independent

No

Rabid environmentalist

Laidlaw, Chris

Independent

Yes,5

Experience

Legarth, Yvonne

Independent

No

Conservationist

Morgan, Thomas

Thomas for Wellington

Yes,3

Pro bypass

Ponter, Daran

Labour City Vision

No

Labour

Wilde, Fran

 

No

Femi Nazi

Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Election of 1 Trustee for Wellington City

Name

Party

Decision

Reason

Hendry, Paul

 

Yes

Pro business

Hutchings, Ian

Independent

No

Time for a change

Wain, Hayley

Independent

No

Inexperience

 

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6 thoughts on “My Election Picks”

  1. A Femi-Nazi, in my opinion, is a female who moved beyond the admirable Sufferette goals of "equal but different" to the denigration of motherhood, family and traditional values.

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  2. Sorry Russell, for some reason Spaces.Live.Com wasn\’t informing me that you had made new comments. 
     
    In my opinion Kerry Prendergast is anti-family because she\’s pro-gay.
    I hadn\’t heard about any troubles with John McGrath.  Care to elaborate?  Cite references.
    In my book, more intervention means "parents know nothing, government knows best."  This is backwards and plain wrong.

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