Len Brown launches super mayor bid

by Jake Quinn

Len Brown announced his candidacy for Auckland Super Mayor today.  Len Brown is a good man.  I like him I don’t really know why.  Maybe it is for the same reason that people seem to like John Key.  Their politics are quite dissimilar but both are likeable, affable and natural politicians that come across as ‘decent blokes’.  The value of this should never be underestimated in politics.

Hopefully his campaign will be as savvy as his website and with Conor Roberts at his side as media manager, I am sure this will be the case.  What Len needs now is for Bob Harvey to run as his deputy (thus uniting the left) and for Mike Lee to accept that he could never win and accordingly not bother trying.