16 May 2023

Gore mayor treatment 'not unsual' - youth advocate

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 16 May 2023

Young councillors around the country will be among those watching the Gore District Council meeting closely on Tuesday as the future of the Mayor Ben Bell may be decided.

A months-long stoush will come to a head as the 24-year-old Mayor faces a potential vote of no confidence from his fellow councillors.

While mystery surrounds the core of the conflict, the Young Elected Members group says the treatment of Ben Bell is not unusual for young people in these positions.

Logan Soole is the co-chair of Young Elected Members Aotearoa, and spoke with Corin Dann.