Politics ANALYSIS

Mayoral crystal ball gazing and Auckland's red wall

Oliver Lewis and Andy Fyers
Tue, 19 Apr 2022

Mayoral crystal ball gazing and Auckland's red wall
The mayoral race is on for candidates on both sides of the political spectrum in Auckland. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis and Andy Fyers
Tue, 19 Apr 2022
In the United Kingdom, they call it the red wall – constituencies in Wales and England that have (until recently) historically voted Labour.Auckland's local body politics seems to have its own iteration.Centre-left politicians Phil Goff and Len Brown have won the mayoralty in all four elections since the super city was formed, with vote shares ranging between 47% and 49%.The 2019 election aside, voters in the south, west and some central areas have provided loyal and consistent support to the main centre-left candidates, delivering vo...

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