Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, November 28th, 2013 - 60 comments
The Christchurch East by election is getting really weird. We have a National candidate who does not turn up to possibly the most important public meeting of the campaign, a spot of petty vandalism committed using a National MP’s van, a conservative party candidate who implies that legs on a billboard are his when they are not, a conservative party leader who does not rule out the possibility of chemtrails existing despite there being no supporting evidence while denying anthropogenic climate change when there is an abundance of evidence in support and Labour and the Greens contesting kindred votes when strategic voting could produce a positive result.
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, November 25th, 2013 - 44 comments
This Saturday the voters of Christchurch East vote for their next MP. Labour’s hopes are pinned on Poto Williams. But even though the seat has been Labour’s for a considerable period of time anything is possible. And turnout will be vital.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, November 7th, 2013 - 35 comments
Kate Wilkinson has announced that she will stand down at the next election as the MP for Waimakariri and National candidate for Christchurch East, Matthew Doocey is said to be in the mix for the nomination and has not ruled this out. Shouldn’t he be focussing on helping the good people of Christchurch East?
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 pm, October 9th, 2013 - 17 comments
In Christchurch East National is up and running in the by election, well sort of. A contributor points out that the National candidate, Matthew Doocey has not referred to the most pressing issues for the residents of Christchurch East, dealing with the EQC and the Insurance companies and the cost of housing.