Interview: Mayor Nick Leggett

By David Cohen In Politics

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Anyone strolling around the Pataka Centre in Porirua this summer stands a reasonable chance of bumping into the country’s youngest mayor. Nick Leggett, a dark-eyed 33-year-old, enjoys getting out among the local punters – twice as many of whom voted for him in the last municipal election than his nearest rival – almost as much as he dislikes being cooped up in official meetings. Politically speaking, few things would give Leggett a greater buzz than seeing Labour, the party he has dedicated his life to serving, replicate nationally the kind of success he has managed to achieve in Wellington’s most colourful satellite city. ...

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