First-term councillor Tamatha Paul is poised to make a run for Wellington’s mayoral chains.
The 23-year-old said she was considering challenging incumbent Andy Foster, who had endured a torrid first term so far and was reportedly already planning for the 2022 election.
Paul told Stuff on Tuesday that a run for the mayoralty was “definitely something that I’m thinking about”.
If Paul runs and wins, she might be the first Mayor to never have paid rates directly!
There have also been several reports Rongotai Labour MP and former deputy mayor Paul Eagle was considering a mayoral run. However, when approached by Stuff on Tuesday, Eagle said he had no current plans to run for mayor.
LOL. That is the most half hearted denial I have seen. Of course he is standing.