Wellington mayoralty

What’s up with Celia Wade-Brown pulling out of the Wellington mayoralty? Was she ever in it this year?

One the Celia for Mayor website:

Celia moving on after twenty years in local government
POSTED BY ON AUGUST 05, 2016

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has announced today that she will not be standing for election in the upcoming local body elections.

 “After 20 years of successful local government service, 6 years as Mayor and 14 years as a councillor prior to that, I am ready to move on and contribute to the community in a different capacity,” said Ms Wade-Brown.

She then goes on to praise herself and Wellington City.

After which there are a number of praising endorsements from a variety people that are more the sort of thing you would expect from someone campaigning for office.

This seems late for the incumbent mayor of a major city to decide not to stand for re-election.

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2 Comments

  1. Island Bay Cycle way…

    she was never going to run again forma bout a year ago – fair amount of anger towards her and the lack of consultation and listening being done by her council operation…..

    Reply
    • Gezza

       /  5th August 2016

      I think far & away the best decision she’s made as Mayor is this latest one.

      Reply

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