Wat­son plans re­turn

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

A for­mer Porirua deputy mayor and four- term coun­cil­lor has an­nounced his in­ten­tion to reen­ter lo­cal pol­i­tics.

Plim­mer­ton man Kevin Wat­son will stand in the North­ern ward. He said peo­ple in the city were not be­ing lis­tened to over ‘‘forced amal­ga­ma­tion’’.

‘‘I can see no up­side for Porirua that jus­ti­fies hav­ing our voice swamped in a beefed-up Welling­ton re­gional coun­cil,’’ he said.

Mr Wat­son was elected to the coun­cil in 1987. He served one term, choos­ing to not stand again be­cause of work and fam­ily and com­mit­ments, be­fore serv­ing three terms from 1995.

He was deputy mayor from 2001 till 2004.

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