Will Brewer stand?

Bernard Orsman writes in the NZ Herald:

First-term Auckland councillor Cameron Brewer is not ruling out challenging Mayor Len Brown for the mayoralty in 2013 after making a big splash in his first eight months.

The Orakei councillor and National Party member said a challenge was “highly unlikely … but you never rule anything out in politics”.

Speculation is growing about Mr Brewer’s political motives after he was the only councillor to vote last week against Mr Brown’s first budget and rates increase of 3.94 per cent.

I think Cameron will become Mayor of Auckland at some stage. But that is a different issue to whether he should stand in 2013. Personally I think he would be better placed to stand in 2016.