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1. What is your name?

Frances Letford

2. Do you support the Council's initial proposal for representation arrangements for 2019?

Please select one item
Ticked Yes
Please tell us why
It is fair that not all councillors come from one side of the city. I think two wards are fine as it enables a good cross section of candidates. I do worry if all the councillors live in the wealthier suburbs but can’t see how we can manage the wards to ensure this does not happen. I do think the fact that we have no Māori councillors is a problem. They are put forward and due to the problem of racism causing negative feelings they are unlikely to be elected. We have had some well qualified Māori put forward with no success. It is Hamilton’s shame that we have so few women as well. Not really a representative council, when it is so full of right wing men.

3. The Council will hear verbal submissions on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Do you want to speak about your submission at this meeting?

Please select one item
Ticked No