Labour’s Tukituki candidate

April 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

’s candidate, , says she won’t delete a 2011 tweet in which she called David Cunliffe, now her party’s leader, a “bully”.

The tweet, posted on December 6, 2011, says: “Can’t wait till Cunliff [sic] turns up in HB … we haven’t forgotten he sacked our DHB … he’s no leader, he’s a bully.”

This is a tweet she published *after* the last election.

It refers to the fallout of Mr Cunliffe’s February 2008 decision, when he was Minister of Health, to sack the board of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Ms Lorck’s PR and marketing company, Attn!, worked with members of the sacked DHB board, advising them on public relations issues at the time of the sacking.

Yesterday she defended her previous stance.

“Everyone knows I was against the sacking, and as a person dedicated to my region I took Labour’s decision very hard and I protested for quite some time.”

“What I tweeted shows that I’m prepared to front up and speak out for the people I represent and work for. I think that’s what the people of Tukituki expect, want and deserve in an MP,” she said.

I suspect Labour however want someone who can effectively campaign for the party vote and promote David Cunliffe to be Prime Minister. Ms Lorck does not appear to be that person.

Other tweets From Anna Lorck:

August 31, 2011 – “Labour looked like they hired a rent-a-crowd to protest outside PM public meeting in Napier tonight. #provemewrong”

September 1, 2011 – “#5 child just told me that John Key is her man! Big talk for a 2yrs. Must have heard her mother and friends talking politics.”

So why is she standing for Labour?

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21 Responses to “Labour’s Tukituki candidate”

  1. geoff3012 (75 comments) says:

    Why? Stupid like the rest of them!

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  2. burt (8,275 comments) says:

    That’s right… Wasn’t the situation that he sacked the DHB when the DHB protested against King’s husband being given a job with a company that was awarded a $50m contract without a tender process – nothing to see here – move on.

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  3. ShawnLH (5,265 comments) says:

    David, if your at all available, could you please deal with this post on today’s GD thread accusing me of child molestation.

    “griffith (769 comments) says:
    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:24 am
    There is no god only deluded idiots

    To scared to face reality without a prehistoric crutch of ignorance.

    FFS keep your pathetic stone age faith to your self

    It is absolutely disgusting to bring out your delusion daily on gd.

    Havent you got innocent kids to fiddle or some other christian distraction so I don’t have to read your filth”

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  4. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    I feel sorry for poor Kelvin Davis. By all accounts he is a hard working decent man. He was an MP between 2008 and 2011. Then Labour gave him an unwinnable position on the list. Now he’ll be back, but for how long? He’s like an office temp that Labour hire when needed, then let him go when the work dries up.

    On the other hand, Lorck sounds as if she’d make a good Kiwiblog commenter. A pithy Cunliffe analysis like “he’s no leader, he’s a bully” is the sort of comment that would get a ton of up-votes provided she managed to slip it in early in the thread.

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  5. All_on_Red (1,584 comments) says:

    “If you see a comment that you think is highly abusive, then feel free to report it by sending an e-mail to kiwiblogabuse@gmail.com. The e-mail should include a link to the specific comment (if you click on the date/time of the comment, this will bring it up in the address bar).”
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/demerits

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  6. Richard Hurst (859 comments) says:

    “So why is she standing for Labour?”

    Well as recent events have shown standing for Labour is a bit like watching and at the same time being in Dad’s Army, Monty Python or This is Jinsy- utterly chaotic but good for a laugh.

    Personally I think it is good to see Labour have stepped into the role left by McGillicuddly Serious Party.

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  7. ShawnLH (5,265 comments) says:

    “I feel sorry for poor Kelvin Davis. By all accounts he is a hard working decent man.”

    I met Kelvin a couple of times briefly while I was in Auckland. Yes, he seems a very decent man, down to earth and sensible. He’s going to have a hard time of it in Labour.

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  8. virtualmark (1,528 comments) says:

    Why is she standing for Labour?

    Well, if not liking David Cunliffe disqualifies you from being a Labour Party candidate then more than half the current crop of Labour MPs should resign.

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  9. kowtow (8,512 comments) says:

    The claim that someone is a “bully” is a particularly “progressive” insult.Covers a multitude of sins without any specifics.

    It is a favourite of the sisterhood,another bunch of cultural marxists.

    This story is interesting in that it shows how yet another member of our permanent political class “earns” a living.

    Taxpayer transfers.( Advising DHBs on PR)

    When will all this profligate government spending end?

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  10. lolitasbrother (701 comments) says:

    2014 NZ Nat this is going to be a cruise, I don’t go over to the Standard so much now, they are sad.

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  11. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (890 comments) says:

    She is waiting for a job offer from Mooza McCully…….

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  12. Grizz (605 comments) says:

    I have only seen her photo in the NZ herald. Her appearance is the polar opposite of the typical Labour sisterhood. Maybe this is how they are trying to attract the Hawkes Bay working men’s vote.

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  13. mister nui (1,029 comments) says:

    Anna Peacock is not a nice person. Fullstop.

    National need a Mike Williams on their team, it would only take him 20 minutes to have 20 pages of dirt on this woman….

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  14. Neil (588 comments) says:

    An own goal from Labour.
    Tweets,blogs etc are dangerous for any public figure. This lady has been soooooo stupid. She took the line of least resistance when the HB DHB was sacked. Now she wants to run for Labour/Cunliffe with that tweet still out in the blogosphere.
    Labour seems to be a total train wreck however we have to get to September 20.

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  15. Alan (1,087 comments) says:

    She seems ok to me, small business owner (many private sector clients), married, 5 kids. Speaks her mind

    Her daughters sing in the Church choir.

    Not the traditional labour candidate. Someone that should be encouraged

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  16. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    Not the traditional labour candidate. Someone that should be encouraged.

    Who outed her tweets?

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  17. nasska (11,575 comments) says:

    Doesn’t matter too much what she thinks of Cunliffe. Ms Lorck as a mother of five has demonstrated a hetero side to her nature which will sideline her as a Labour MP.

    In any case Tojo will be replaced in October…..someone else will be shoved into the suicide seat.

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  18. mister nui (1,029 comments) says:

    Alan and Nasska, she should not be encouraged. She is equally vindictive and nasty as the rest of the sisterhood.

    Look her up on whaleoil. I would struggle to find something nice to say about her.

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  19. Alan (1,087 comments) says:

    “Who outed her tweets?” – You’d assume that every tweet, facebook statement, linkedin update etc for every candidate in the election has been reviewed by the other parties.

    @Mister Nui, I have to take your word for it, I don’t do WO. Don’t need nastiness posing as morality.

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  20. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    Alan, I asked because of this by Josie Pagani:

    The viciousness of these heretic hunters is driving people out of the Labour party at a time when Labour needs all the votes it can get.

    If you disagree with these policy police or attempt to debate an issue, you are not just an opponent – you’re an enemy within.

    And the more people who are driven out of the party, the more the party is dominated by people who don’t even realise there is a problem, let alone what the problem is. The risk then, is not just that Labour ends up in opposition next year, but that it is in no better position to heal itself for future elections.

    Warning to Labour; the heretic hunters are driving people away

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  21. Paulus (2,631 comments) says:

    Mind you Lorck sounds a bit like Dork.

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