A Christchurch community board candidate has quit the race after a personal conversation on a social media application was leaked online.
Explicit photographs and written messages included in the conversation were posted on the Whale Oil blog this morning.
The People’s Choice candidate Paul Findlay withdrew from the Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board race today after the posts between him and what appeared to be a 15-year-old were revealed.
The blog post is here. People’s Choice is the name used by Labour and left candidates in Christchurch. In 2010 he stood for Labour for Christchurch 2021.
I don’t care that he sends dirty texts to people, or even includes photos of his private parts. To be sure it is rather silly to do when standing for office, but that does not affect his suitability as a candidate.
But the moment the person on the other end tells you they are 15, you stop. Simple as that. You don’t keep engaging with them on how you want to fuck them. I’m not sure whether this was entrapment by the 15 year old (he was leading Paul on) but again the moment they say they are not yet 16, you stop.Tags: Paul Findlay