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June 15, 2024

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Interesting advertisement from John Anderson (3 November). Many thought I’d be upset reading it, but no. I’m just surprised that John believes I am that gullible when it comes to the political game. 

I’m also more than surprised that he was unable to read between the lines of my letter. There was much more to it than defending Michael Lyon from The Echo’s attack the week before.

John was right however, with a couple of points – I don’t belong in the political arena and I hate the game play. It angers me that it has to be that way – the clash of egos instead of facts and ideas. It really is like ‘Yes Minister’/ ‘Yes Prime Minister’, and staff rule – of course they do. Councillors come and go. An isolated individual councillor has little chance of ‘making a difference’, especially if they are also under attack by other councillors. 

And finally, John, your last paragraph couldn’t be more wrong. It was Duncan Dey who brought me to Council and encouraged me to become involved. We are sympatico on a number of issues close to my heart and I do support him. 

That said, Asren Pugh would make the strongest mayor, by a long shot, in my books. The rest – much of a muchness! Lots of enthusiasm, little on-the-ground experience. Asren is modest,
genuine, local, a die-hard environmentalist and experienced in politics. It’s hard to go past him. You said it John, Vote REAL!

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay


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1 COMMENT

  1. ‘There was much more to it than defending Michael Lyon from The Echo’s attack the week before.’

    High praise indeed from the Echo attacking the Green’s main competition..

    . The Greens/Echo undoubtedly realise that the current Mayor is the best person for the job and is far superior to the Green’s poor choice of Candidate .

    I will be supporting Michael Lyon in the forthcoming election as the best choice for Byron .

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