Thanks for your support
Thanks to everyone who supported Future Whau and Future West candidates. We had some success, we have three elected representatives on the Waitakere Ranges Local Board and Catherine Farmer was elected to the Whau local board. And Ami Chand and Neil Henderson are members of Portage Licensing Trust.
We are a new organisation, with fresh faces and great enthusiasm. Unfortunately some of our faces are too fresh. When I look at the successful candidates for the Henderson Massey Board for instance I see people who have been around for a long time. They have name recognition but little else to offer. The challenge for our candidates will be to become equally well known so that next time youth, intelligence, commitment AND name recognition will count.
Len Brown is now our Mayor (yay!) and there is a solid majority of progressive candidates on the Auckland Super City. Overall it was a good result.
Thanks again for your support. We intend to keep this blog going so that we can continue to talk about issues that are important for the West.