Avoiding us, Mrs Tolley?

LETTER

Call me a devil for punishment but I have gone to four political debates in Gisborne in the past few days. It’s therefore hard to comprehend that Anne Tolley has attended just one, which was for a closed group of business women. Yesterday there was a big public debate and it seems she went to the extremes of Invercargill to avoid us. We are grateful that Kiri Allan, Gareth Hughes and Lesley Immink saw fit to front up and answer our questions, though. All of these candidates performed well and gave up their time to allow us to get to know them and their policies.

Come on Mrs Tolley, if you wish to represent us, we people of Gisborne would really like to hear your point of view. Then we can make informed decisions which are based on all of our candidates’performances.

Don’t we deserve your attention?

Mary-Ann de Kort

Call me a devil for punishment but I have gone to four political debates in Gisborne in the past few days. It’s therefore hard to comprehend that Anne Tolley has attended just one, which was for a closed group of business women. Yesterday there was a big public debate and it seems she went to the extremes of Invercargill to avoid us. We are grateful that Kiri Allan, Gareth Hughes and Lesley Immink saw fit to front up and answer our questions, though. All of these candidates performed well and gave up their time to allow us to get to know them and their policies.

Come on Mrs Tolley, if you wish to represent us, we people of Gisborne would really like to hear your point of view. Then we can make informed decisions which are based on all of our candidates’performances.

Don’t we deserve your attention?

Mary-Ann de Kort

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Julian Michael Tilley - 2 months ago
I thought it also commendable that David Elliott (National) came all the way from Napier for the event, albeit I suspect he wished he hadn't by the end of the 2hr session. He seems likes a decent guy though so I offered him a drink afterwards but he declined, as he wanted to hit the road and be home to his family in Napier by midnight so he could be up in time for work today. Now that's a commitment to the cause. I've also done that myself a few times over the past four weeks from Kawerau to Opotiki and Whakatane, and my opinion remains the same.
"RED or BLUE" you'll get nothing new.
The decision is BLACK and WHITE - NZ First.

John Fricker (floating voter) - 2 months ago
Mrs Tolley can be seen on TV regularly during Parliamentary Questions and is one of the few politicians of any ilk who takes her job seriously. An hour or two in Gisborne wouldn't do her any harm though.
You are being snide again, a very unattractive trait of yours.

Mary-Ann de Kort - 2 months ago
My apologies to Julian Tilley of NZ First who did actually attend Wednesday's debate. I had forgotten your name so was unable to add you to the list of those who did front up to our Gisborne people.

Julian Michael Tilley - 2 months ago
I applaud Mary-Ann de Kort for her passionate contribution to the political process and for the follow-up attached.
Wouldn't it be great if we can all help lift the turnout in this electorate to get more than than a 90 percent voter turnout from a low of 77 percent in 2014.
Then we will have all done our jobs and can get an outcome that is truly fair.
Mary-Ann de Kort is doing her bit with her diligent calls to action.

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