My letter to the editor of The Southland Times was published in this morning's edition. After reading that, I stumbled upon a link to this interesting concept.
Here's my letter:
"What does a man have to do to land that role, asks the author of Wednesday's editorial,”Environment Southland: did they rob Roy?”
What indeed. The battle for the chair of the council is one that makes the Game of Thrones look like Sesame Street. Eric Roy could have, were he not a man who prefers to be chosen on merit rather than behind the scenes lobbying, got on the phone and promised plum roles in sub-committees in return for votes. According to his pre-voting address, that's just what he didn't do. I was encouraged by that and despite coming from a very different political background to Eric, I voted for him. I don't know who was more surprised, Eric or my fellow councilors."