The result of the Curia poll of 409 in the electorate was shown at the start of the approximately 90 minute candidates debate streamed live last night, the recording is above (slide to the 1:00:00 point for the start.) The Labour candidate was invited, but ignored the invitation and as both Simon O’Connor and Brook van Velden have very similar views on most things, the Taxpayers Union got the editor of the Daily Blog, Martin Bradbury, to be the Devil’s Advocate to present the Leftist attitude.

We’re still perplexed why Brook van Velden chose the Tamaki seat, surely unseating Green MP Chloe Swarbrick in Auckland Central is the priority? Anyway, this is the last in the series and as both are good MPs, it’s worth listening to.