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Lee Fails To Front Mt Albert Meeting

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Russel Norman
Russel Norman

The people of Mt Albert deserve a political leader who is prepared to publicly debate the electorate's issues, so Melissa Lee should engage at tonight's community meeting on SuperCity proposals, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

"I call on Melissa Lee to front up and debate the issues. Preparing a statement for someone else to read out just isn't going to cut it. The people of Mt Albert need a representative who is willing to engage in public debate.

"The fact that Melissa isn't debating at Owairaka District School tonight suggests that National is not serious about contesting the Mt Albert by-election."

The controversial National Party candidate will not take part in tonight's 6.30pm Eden Albert Community Board meeting to discuss Auckland Governance. Ms Lee has told organisers she is double-booked, so will turn up instead at 6pm and won't stay for the by-election candidates' debate.

Ms Lee has asked for a statement to be read out at the meeting.

"The National Party seems to be mounting a campaign-in-hiding, with no media even invited to Melissa Lee's recent closed-door campaign launch. It's looking like the Mt Albert by-election could become a two-horse race between me and David Shearer," Dr Norman said.

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