I am surprised – Michael Laws is not seeking a second term as Mayor.
Laws Watch are not celebrating yet – they think it may be a feint. I have no reason to doubt it.
Speaking as someone who personally quite strongly dislikes Laws, I don’t think he was all bad for Wanganui. Small town Mayors often need to be a personality, and Laws did that. I suspect he would have been re-elected if he had stood, but am not aware of any polls which would indicate either way.