"The People’s Choice announces Anthony Rimell will stand for City Council in Riccarton."
That's the announcement that went out tonight. It's quite a change! But the decision by Vicki Buck to step down as Riccarton Ward's City Councillor opened up an opportunity I never thought would come and am very keen to take up.
Vicki Buck has been a strong voice for a progressive Christchurch, and her decision not to run leaves big shoes to fill.
I want to represent the people of Riccarton as their City Councillor.
I’m running because Riccarton is an amazing diverse community that deserves a progressive voice with a positive vision for Riccarton and Christchurch.
I’ll be campaigning on better public transport, keeping our assets, and getting the basics right.
And I’ll be standing for protecting our pure water, whether that’s getting the chlorine out, stopping unchecked extraction for bottling and overseas export, or cleaning up our rivers.