Voters are Interesting
For all the campaigning, for all the stories, for all the Tweets on Council’s reputation being at 15% us JAFA’s sure know how to protest – by electing the exact same Council make up as it was under Len Brown in 2013-2016.
The split between progressives and the harder Right-Wing remains at 14-7 for Goff as it was under Len. The Spinoff summed it up the best:
The status quo
Aucklanders, who apparently hate their council to the tune of a 15% satisfaction rate, voted for almost the exact same council as last time. Only two of last term’s crop of councillors got voted out – Penny Webster and Calum Penrose. All the other new additions came due to councillors opting not to stand again. Is it that we’re addicted to misery? Or are things not actually as bad as we think?
- Hills (if he hangs on to his lead)
- Hulse (possible Deputy Mayor again)
- Sir John Walker
- Goff (Mayor)
I think the above chart is telling in a lot of things.
Goff’s first test will be by the end of the year when he has to put up his first Budget. Will be interesting to see how that goes.