Constituent policy

Listen live: Paul Eagle on running for mayor, politics

Paul Eagle. Photo / Jenny Siaosi

Labor MP for Rongotai, Paul Eagle, who is also running for mayor of Wellington, will appear on Wellington Morings with Nick Mills to discuss his campaign.

Eagle is the third mayoral candidate to co-host the how with Mills for an hour, taking voter calls and discussing politics.

Listen to Eagle live from 10:07 a.m. here.

Eagle is banking on stability after a period of in-fighting, bursting pipes and plummeting confidence in board decision-making.

He wants to spearhead a council spending rule to redefine funding priorities and get back to basics (parks, pools, pipes and potholes).

Recently, Eagle has been embroiled in controversy over accusations that he announced his election early – a claim his spokesperson has denied.

Georgina Stylianou said the allegations were not true.

Frames and poles were dropped off by Eagle and its volunteers at the 29 public sites Friday from first thing in the morning until midnight, Stylianou said.

“A team of volunteers built the frames in the Lambton and Onslow-Western neighborhoods after midnight. The corflute arrived from the factory around 11 p.m.

“After unpacking it, Paul personally came out with additional volunteers around 1:30 a.m. and put them on the frames in the Onslow-Western neighborhood only.”