Burke for Chch Mayor?

The Press reports:

Former Environment Canterbury (ECan) chairman Sir Kerry Burke is not ruling out running for the Christchurch mayoralty.

But his immediate focus is to defend “malicious attacks” from a Government-commissioned report that threatens ECan’s future.

Burke said he had been asked to stand against Mayor Bob Parker.

Burke said if commissioners were appointed to replace ECan councillors, there would be several councillors “examining their roles”, which could mean that many would standing for seats on the Christchurch city council.

Bob Parker must be delighted. Burke standing for Labour (or whatever they disguise themselves as down there) would guarantee Bob’s re-election.