Suzanne Prentice vs Tim Shadbolt?

A friend’s email yesterday inlcuded an attachment saying Suzanne Prentice would be holding a media conference about the local body elections on Monday morning.

I added two and two and came up with a number indicating this meant she’d be challenging Tim Shadbolt in the election for Invercargill’s mayor.

I was tempted to blog about that but held back because I thought it would be unfair to the friend. However, the Southland Times had no such scruples and has a story saying Prentice is set to challenge Shadbolt.

The paper is running a poll which has 108 of 226 votes saying she has a strong chance and only 45 votes giving her no chance.

3 Responses to Suzanne Prentice vs Tim Shadbolt?

  1. Julie says:

    Do you have any sense of what her politics are?

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  2. homepaddock says:

    Local body politics down here are usually free from party affiliations – overt ones, anyway – and the media release which I copied in this morning’s post confirming she’s standing, doesn’t go into details of her politics.

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  3. Julie says:

    Thanks hp, I kind of meant more along the lines of would she see council as simply “rates, roads and rubbish” or does she see a broader role for council in social and economic issues, but I guess time will tell! Certainly I haven’t been able to work out much from the various pronouncements either 🙂

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