by Alex Tarrant
Wellington Mayoral candidate Bernard O’Shaughnessy has made a last-minute effort to remove himself from the election race by endorsing two of his rivals, Jack Yan and Bryan Pepperell as numbers one and two for the job, respectively.
O’Shaughnessy told Wellington.Scoop today that voters should list him as their third choice for Mayor after Yan and Pepperell, and not list other candidates at all.
O’Shaughnessy, a Newtown resident who is also standing for the Southern Ward, said he was backing Yan for Mayor because he thought the businessman would unite the council.
Yan said he was grateful for the support, and urged those who hadn’t voted to do so.
Less than 20% of eligible voters had returned their forms by yesterday evening. Voting forms must be in by midday on October 9.
Alex Tarrant is a student in the Massey University Diploma of Journalism course.