Green sweep in best ever local Government result for Green Party

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Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Green sweep in best ever local Government result for Green Party



The results are a clear signal that New Zealanders want representatives at both local and central Goverment level who care about people and who care about the environment

A “Green sweep” of all Green candidates in Wellington topped off the best local Government result ever for the Green Party today.

“Every single Green candidate for Wellington City and the Regional Council was elected today, with the city’s Green mayor Celia Wade-Brown re-elected alongside new Green councillors Sarah Free and David Lee and sitting Councillor Iona Pannett,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.

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“They’re joined by Green Councillors Paul Bruce and Sue Kedgely who were elected to the Wellington Regional Council.

“The fantastically successful Wellington team is joined by record numbers of new Green Councillors and community board members up and down the country.

“Dunedin gets its first Green Councillor in Aaron Hawkins, five Green people have been elected to community boards in Auckland, other Greens are on boards in Christchurch, and Gisborne Greens will be a force for their community with record representation in that region this year.

“Today’s local body election results are a victory for smart, green, compassionate ideas and a victory for communities who want representatives with brains and with heart.

“This is a brilliant result for the Green Party. The National Government should take it as a sign that the Green tide is coming in.

“This really goes to show that, despite the National Party’s attempts to erode the role of councils and take the local out of local Government, communities really do want representatives who care about people and the environment.

“You can see that in the kind of people elected mayors up and down the country – progressive compassionate mayors like Len Brown, Lianne Dalziel, Steve Chadwick and Nick Leggett.

“If I was John Key I’d reflect long and hard on the signs being sent by today’s results.

“The results are a clear signal that New Zealanders want representatives at both local and central Goverment level who care about people and who care about the environment,” Ms Turei said.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “If I was John Key I’d reflect long and hard on the signs being sent by today’s results.”

    It might be the pinot, but that made me smile – November 2014 and he’s out the door – and he knows it. The smiling assassin will step down before the election and hand over the reigns for someone else (Collins and her Thatcher complex most likely). He’ll have something lined up already in a nice sociopathic ‘too big to fail’ criminal bank, big corporate or UN consultancy role where his ‘skills’ are well suited.

    In conclusion, he won’t give a toss.

    PS. Well done the Greens 🙂

  2. Hey there,
    I looked for any Green candidates but it wasn’t that easy as where their party should have been they had slogans. Or at least that was true in Wgtn. Paul Bruce would have had my vote if I’d known. Next time : )

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