Monday, September 13, 2010

The right decision

Back in May, I criticised Jim Anderton for announcing that he would remain as an MP if elected mayor of Christchurch. So I'm pleased to see that over the weekend he reversed this position, announcing that he would stand down as an MP if elected. Good. The people of Christchurch deserve a full-time mayor, and the people of Wigram deserve a full-time MP. It shouldn't have needed an earthquake (and the threat of a drop in support) for Anderton to see that.