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Linda Cooper (politician)

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Name  Linda Cooper

Role  Auckland Councillor
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Office  Auckland Councillor since 2013

The New Zealand politician Linda Ann Cooper has served as a councillor on the Auckland Council since 2013.

Political career

Cooper previously served on the Waitakere City Council for 2 terms and has been an elected member on the Waitakere Licensing Trust for 15 years and the current President for 6 years.

At the 2010 Auckland elections, Cooper stood for the Citizens & Ratepayers local-body ticket in the Albany ward. She finished sixth in the ward, and was not elected to the new Auckland Council.

At the 2011 general parliamentary election, Cooper stood as a list-only candidate for the New Zealand National Party. Ranked at number 74 in the list, she was not elected to parliament.

At the 2013 Auckland elections, following the retirement of incumbent Sandra Coney, Cooper was elected as a councillor for the Waitākere ward. As of 2013 Cooper also served as the President of the Waitakere Licensing Trust. She was one of two new centre-right candidates elected to the Auckland Council in 2013.

In 2015 Cooper made controversial remarks on the Auckland Pride Festival Facebook page while defending the attendance of National MPs who voted against gay marriage rights. Cooper referred to another user, as a "little boy" and a "judgmental little cock". A complaint was made with the Auckland Council, and Linda Cooper issued an apology and explained that her use of the word "cock" was to imply that the other user was being a "righteous rooster".

She was re-elected to council at the 2016 Auckland elections, and also re-elected to the Waitakere Licensing Trust. In 2017, Cooper announced she would seek selection as the National Party's candidate for Helensville at the 2017 general election.


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