Epsom MP David Seymour says councillors who abstain on voting for Auckland Council’s 10-year budget deserve to be voted out.
“As a central government politician it should not be my role to address those concerns. However, I’m contacted by people across Auckland furious about rate rises.
“Councillors are elected to stand up and be counted. That’s their role, especially on such an important transaction as setting a 10-year budget for the Auckland Council.
“If they won’t do so, this is a clear sign they don’t wish to be re-elected.