FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - – Ju­lian

We ran a story on­line last week men­tion­ing some of Auck­land’s hard­est work­ing politi­cians.

Be­fore you roll your eyes at the prospect of giv­ing politi­cians a pat on the back, it’s well worth think­ing about.

With the lo­cal body elec­tions just around the cor­ner the res­i­dents of Auck­land have a real say again.

We live in a demo­cratic so­ci­ety, which means the peo­ple have the power, right? Wrong. That ship has long since sailed. But once ev­ery three years we come the clos­est to tak­ing a small ounce of power back.

Do your lo­cal politi­cians ac­tu­ally serve your com­mu­nity to the best of their abil­ity? Do they keep their prom­ises?

If they do, then great, vote to keep them in.

If not, here’s your chance to give them the boot.

We had one of the low­est turnouts in the last elec­tion. We can do much bet­ter this time around.

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