Image via WikipediaYes, the whole of Auckland is Brown. It is a seismic shift in grassroots politics. The left out-performed the right in supporting the mayoral and council candidates. And hopefully the results of this super-city creation and initial election will create an inclusive Auckland society. The cream should be a successful Rugby World Cup campaign next year.
Is John banks politically dead now? A rumour has quickly spread round the traps that Banksie will make an attempt at a parliamentary comeback by standing for Epsom next year just to get rid of that moronic Rodney Hide. True or false? We'll find out in due course. Banksie could split the rightwing vote and let a labour candidate through the middle.
Congratulations to Mayor Len Brown who owes some of his success to the large Pasifika vote out there. Could be an interesting council up there too. Brown supports public transport, including trains. They are making a comeback throughout the world. Good ideas there len!