Ian McKinnon on Mayor Celia Wade-Brown

25 July, 2014

The Editor, The Wellingtonian

Dear Editor;

Ian McKinnon (Wellingtonian Interview, 17 July) reveals his tendancy to right wing ideology in describing Mayor Celia Wade-Brown as “quite ideologically driven”.   Ms Wade-Brown has always put herself forward honestly as a “common sense” green even though her positions come short of leading the degree of change required to move toward a sustainable future.  That’s not “ideologically driven”.

Mr McKinnon contrasts Wade-Brown by describing previous mayor Kerry Prendergast as “pragmatic”.   But what could have been more pragmatic than Wade-Brown’s choice of Mr McKinnon as Deputy Mayor.  Appointing a right winger as a “moderate” choice allowed her to continue to be seen widely as the common sense Green.


Richard Keller

published 7 Aug, 2014


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