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The only people who could cause Sandra Goudie to lose her job would be her constituents.
The Thames-Coromandel Mayor doesn't want Pfizer's Covid-19 jab and has recently spoken to an Australian anti-vaccination group.
A no-confidence motion in Goudie was considered yesterday, but decided against, given it would be meaningless.
Local Government New Zealand President, Stuart Crosby, told Tim Dower mayors are elected by the whole region, and it's up to the community to decide on their performance.
He says they're there to represent the community's position and have the best insight into local issues.
“Look many councils have tried to do things like symbolic acts and votes of no confidence, but at the end of the day the mayors are there.”