Cosgrove to work for Mayor Goff

Duncan Garner tweeted this morning:

Hat tip; Clayton Cosgrove to work for Phil Goff when he becomes Mayor of Akld. 

I heard that somewhere a while ago too, so maybe this is a thing.

In April Cosgrove announced he wouldn’t stand again at the next election. He lost the Waimakariri electoratein 2011 and has been a list MP since.

RNZ in April: Labour’s Clayton Cosgrove to leave politics

He said he wanted to take on new challenges and opportunities and was looking for opportunities in the business sector. He did not rule out resigning his seat before the election.

Working for a mayor is not in the business sector. Working for an ex-fellow MP sounds like jobs for mates.

I’m not aware of Cosgrove having much of a connection with Auckland.

Lining Cosgrove up alongside Goff makes it look less like the independent bid for the mayoralty that Goff has tried to portray, and more like an attempted Labour Party takeover.

Goff is probably still hot favourite to win the Auckland mayoralty but Goff + Cosgrove gives his opponents more of a shot.

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  1. Pete Kane

     /  28th July 2016

    ‘Lucky’ Auckland, and ChCh. and Wellington (Tuesday to Thursday).

  2. Soooooooouuuuuiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee here pig pig pig…..another trough to put the snout in.

    Why don’t these ex pollies go and get a proper job that is not paid by rate or taxpayers?

  3. Blazer

     /  28th July 2016

    Goff has turned into a neo liberal acolyte anyway.The twilight gravy train has no …principles.

  4. Gezza

     /  28th July 2016

    The clue is in his given name. A *Clayton’s Leaving Politics* is the *leaving politics* you have when you’re not having a *leaving politics*.


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