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Stand Down Len Brown – The Protest March!

Stand Down Len Brown – The Protest March!

Waiheke resident Will Ryan has joined with Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry to organise the Stand Down Len Brown March, to be held on Saturday 22 February at 12 noon. The march will start from QE2 Square at Britomart and progress up Queen Street to Aotea Square.

Will Ryan says he decided it was necessary for Auckland voters to have and outlet to express their frustration at the behaviour of the Mayor. “This isn’t just about one man’s affair and I am not interested in his private life. What I am interested in is the shady undeclared backhanders and corruption he has sought to hide from the voters. Len Brown thinks he can hang on by the skin of his teeth and get away with it. I’m calling upon the people of Auckland to keep piling on the pressure!”

Stephen Berry says, “If I, you, or anyone else engaged in sexual relations with one of their staff during work time on work premises, they would quite deservedly lose their job. That same standard should be held to the most senior staff in an organisation as well as the most junior. Mayor Brown isn’t going to be allowed to get away with a duck and cover until the controversy subsides; I am determined to see public opinion prevail and Len Brown resign.”

“Personal indiscretions are not the only reason Aucklanders should be calling upon Brown to resign,” Mr. Ryan adds. “Rates have increased faster than inflation in every year of Len Brown’s tenure. Borrowing is out of control, topping $1.2 billion this year. Housing prices continue to skyrocket partly because of the policies of this Council and Len refuses to do a thing about it.”

“Whether you oppose big spending policies, questionable judgement and behaviour or bare-faced corruption, there is a reason for just about everyone to hit the streets and demand Len Brown stands down,” says Stephen Berry. “I’m calling for all concerned individuals from both sides of the political spectrum to make best use of this chance to tell Len Brown he has lost the support of the people and his mandate to remain in office.”

Will Ryan, 29 has been a life-long supporter of classical liberal politics; however this is his first foray into political activism. Stephen Berry, 30 is the leader of Affordable Auckland and stood as the party’s candidate for Mayor in 2013, finishing in third place.

The event page for ‘Len Brown Stand Down – The Protest’ can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/630259507036725/

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