I see Shadbolt is back on the blackmail bandwagon again with today’s Herald claiming he’s aiming to break the Electoral Finance Act (though I’m still not entirely sure why as the last time I checked the EFA and the EFTS system shared nothing other than their first two letters). The thing is neither the Herald, who amusingly fail to get the name of the act right, or any other news outlet I’ve seen have followed the first rule of journalism and asked where the money is coming from.
So I guess I will – Tim who’s paying for these ads? Is it the SIT, is it the council, are you paying for them yourself or is the money coming from elsewhere?
I’d assume from the para
His advertising would be done in his personal capacity, rather than as mayor, to protect the chief executive of Invercargill District Council from legal action.
that you’re gonna foot the bill yourself but I’d really like some clarification on that. After all good electoral finance law is about transparency and that means knowing who’s paying the piper. Surely we can all agree on that?