Earlier this week a reader drew our attention to Michael Hansen, a candidate in the recent local elections who drew 423 votes in Christchurch’s Spreydon/Heathcote community board on the Sabotaged truck under labour ticket.
Intrigued, I did a bit of digging, and it just gets better. It turns out Hansen also stood for city council, the local DHB and even Mayor of Christchurch, and his election blurbs didn’t disappoint:
This wasn’t Hansen’s first foray into politics either. In 1979 he challenged the Christchurch Central by-election for Economic Euthenics (10 votes), and in 2004 stood for council on the Haughty Naughty Nudist ticket.
It’s almost enough to make you want to move to Christchurch.