Auckland Future’s past it

The much vaunted National Party in Drag replacement for C&R has been utterly destroyed in the Auckland Council elections. Only incumbent Denise Krum won a council seat, and the half-witted decision to run two candidates against George Wood has meant that there is now a Labour councillor on the North Shore.

We pointed this out in May.

If you were running a centre right campaign would you:

a. Bully incumbent councillors to try to get them to run.

b. When they tell you to get stuffed because they think you are a pack of bullies decide to stand candidates against them so you split the vote and ensure looney lefties like Cathy Casey and Chris Darby get reelected.?

c. Piss off the centre right incumbents like George Wood and Christine Fletcher who may be a bit pedestrian and long in the tooth but are worthy souls who have contributed a great deal to NZ through their public service.

If you have answered yes to these three questions please contact Auckland Future as they need people like you.

Auckland?s political right faces more problems with three candidates contesting two council seats on the North Shore at October?s local body elections.

New political ticket Auckland Future today announced it had selected former Takapuna community board member Fay Freeman and Kaipatiki Local Board member Danielle Grant to contest the North Shore ward.

A short time later sitting North Shore councillor and former North Shore City mayor George Wood said he was seeking re-election.

Mr Wood said he supported the intent of a fiscal policy and pledge being urged on centre-right candidates by Auckland Future, but had decided to stand as an independent.

?I don?t want to be restricted from giving citizens of North Shore the focused attention they deserve and need,? he said.

So when George stopped to think about this he changed his mind and didn’t run. As a result, they have handed a blue council seat to a Labour ratbag.

We predicted that Auckland Future would fail to fire. The stupid thing is John Key and Peter Goodfellow went out of their way to help Sue Wood and her merry band of fuck ups.

Sue Wood is an omnishambles, and we really can’t go past Malcolm Tucker for some brutal honesty. She needs to explain herself.

The abortion that was Auckland Future’s sole impact on this election has been to succeed in pushing the very blue George Wood out and seeing him replaced with a Labour lickspittle. Other than four local board members elected here or there they failed miserably and should be held to account.