A vote of no confidence in Auckland Mayor Len Brown will
be attempted tomorrow by five of the city's councillors, said
one of the group, Dick Quax.
Mr Quax's statement was released to media this afternoon
shortly after TVNZ reported the mayor had been chased down
the street by about 12 protesters, calling for his
"It's not okay to root in the mayoral office,'' and "Shame
shame shame,'' the group chanted.
As the mayor drove away the protesters ran after his car,
Tomorrow at 10am a quarter of Auckland Councillors will
attempt the motion of no-confidence at the Governing Body
meeting at the Auckland Town Hall, Mr Quax said.
The five councillors will propose the motion: That the
Governing Body notes that Len Brown lacks the essential
leadership credentials of judgement, honesty, integrity, and
credibility and as a result councillors have lost confidence
in his ability to carry out his duties as Mayor of Auckland.
The five councillors - Mr Quax, Linda Cooper, Cameron Brewer,
Sharon Stewart, Denise Krum - have advised other councillors
of their intentions and are confident more will come on board
over the next 24 hours to support this stronger statement, Mr