The results of the Auckland elections are in. The headline news is that Len Brown beat John Banks.*
In other news from Auckland, our own Julie was elected to Puketapapa Community Board. Congratulations!** Here are some cupcakes to celebrate:
Talking of awesome feminists - Sandra Coney was elected to the new Auckland City Council.
Consider this a thread to talk about the awesomeness of Julie, or the local body elections round the country, whichever takes your fancy.
* I would have been tempted to vote for Len Brown myself if I lived in Auckland, and lose all my radical cred, because I find free swimming pools just that exciting.
** When discussing Julie's victory David Farrar not only spells her name wrong, but only mentions it in the context of her marital status. Sexism alive, well and kicking round the blogosphere.