Should a candidate be required to live in the ward they wish to represent and do you live within Hagley/Ferrymead?
Hi Wayne, thanks for the question, it is one that was very important to me as I considered my candidacy. Yes, I live in the ward, in Linwood. I was approached by a number of people to stand in this election. Many of them suggested other wards where they would like me to stand. But I knew that I needed to stand in the ward in which I live to really put my heart and soul into representing my community. That was what was right for me. However, I would not wish to see ward residency as a requirement. I am happy for voters to make their choice based on the information they have in front of them... just like you are in this election.