Nicky Wagner couldn’t “make it” to the debate about Canterbury Regeneration in Christchurch last night. The former Minister and local MP, Gerry Brownlee, had time on his hands and stepped in. If it were a personal emergency I am sure they would have said?
In some circles (Disability) Ms Wagner has a reputation for being unprepared and/or under prepared. It would be scary to think she pulled out because she didn’t feel she was well informed enough to perform for her party. Scary because she has been drawing a salary for the portfolio since 2014 when she was Outside Cabinet as Minister, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery. So why the secret? Just tell us where she was that she couldn’t make it in time.
Hers is a chequered voting history (very socially conservative) and she employed Simon Lusk he of Dirty Politics fame).