PHILIP'S BLOG: Why I've changed my mind about entering local body politics
BY PHILIP PATSTON
People have been telling me for 20 years I should be in politics. For 20 years I've recoiled in horror, saying I wouldn't be seen dead in politics — in fact, I remember saying at a comedy gig once to shoot me if I did. I was just joking. In March this year, I applied and was selected to be on Auckland Council's Disability Advisory Panel. In May I was elected chair. I also joined the NZ Green Party. A few weeks ago a City Vision member suggested I nominate my self for selection as a candidate for the February Waitematā Local Board by-election.
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