The Dom Post reports:
Former Green Party MP Sue Bradford has abandoned plans to run for the Auckland super-city council, saying she has been left high and dry by her party.
The Green Party is gathering in Christchurch today for its annual conference. Ms Bradford will miss it for the first time in 12 years.
“I don’t have a role there,” Ms Bradford said. I’ve lost my place to stand with the Green Party.”
She had seriously considered running for a place as a councillor on the super-city board but had reluctantly backed out.
“I came to see that I didn’t have the support of Labour and the Greens.”
A pity in a sense. The thought of Sue as Deputy Mayor would have galvanised many people to vote, just to vote against her.Tags: Auckland Council, Greens, Sue Bradford