Poll: Support for Harry

01:07, Jan 28 2013

New Plymouth Mayor Harry Duynhoven has received some public support in his latest stand-off with renegade councillor Sherril George.

   Mr Duynhoven said the New Plymouth District Council could look at a code of conduct violation against Ms George, after what he described as an attack on a prominent council manager.

   A letter in last Tuesday's Taranaki Daily News from Ms George said a "small person with a big ego" was the common thread in the three high profile resignations from the council recently. The letter did not directly name Cathy Thurston but Mr Duynhoven and NPDC chief executive believed she was the intended target.

    Mr Duynhoven felt that Ms George's actions were wrong and many readers appear to agree with him.

In an online poll we asked if the firebrand Waitara councillor should face code of conduct proceedings. Of the more than 1100 responses, 47 per cent said Ms George had gone too far while 42 per cent felt that she was simply doing her job. The rest did not care.