Penny Hulse at an early Pride Festival community meeting Pro-glbti councillor Penny Hulse has been re-appointed as Deputy Mayor of Auckland. Hulse has been chosen by mayor Len Brown for the second term in a row. A committed pro-glbti equality voice on the Auckland council, Hulse has been for years a regular presence at meetings designed to facilitate good relations between the glbti communities and the council. She was the first local body politician to endorse the creation of the annual Pride Festival with the assistance of formal council funding. Hulse, a left-leaning politician, was deputy to the former Waitakere City's glbti-friendly mayor Bob Harvey and is a second-term the councillor for Waitakere on the super city council. She has been the most frequent stand-in for the sex scandal-embattled Brown over the past ten days while he has backed off public appearances.
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First published: Tuesday, 29th October 2013 - 7:44am
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