We’ve provided a set of questions for the mayoral and councillor candidates to answer. First 25 words to an answer get posted. Check our 2013 Election coverage for all responses as they come in.

When we contacted candidates with our questions, we asked them to email a specific email address that all the ‘ista could access so that answers could be posted faster. This candidate didn’t use that email address. Hence the late posting.

After the jump, Jackie Elliot who is running for mayor in Kapiti

Question 1: Many homeless people are psychiatric survivors, and at risk, they should be supported by welfare agencies and offered rehousing opportunities. Discourage beggars with a bylaw.

Question 2: As an alternative to making it legal to cycle on car roofs, get cars out of the inner city by building a light rail link.

Question 3: Inner city rail link and invest more in Kenepuru hospital so increased emergency, surgery and outpatient services are available to the north and west populations.

 Question 4:  But Wellington is so much more, the arts capital of New Zealand, has Westpac Stadium, magical harbours, beautiful people and places to be and see.

Question 5: Promote Wellington as the innovative IT and Education capital and number one venue for International acts. Think, plan act and build regionally, not just citywide.

Question 6: Needs more smiles, happy kids of all ages, power walking grannies, music in the streets. Less sombre faces, boring suits and iphone staring in public

Question 7: I’d make the whole inner-city wifi hot. Keep every precious inch of greenspace, plant more trees, more creative community education, dance, wheels and boardsport opportunities

Question 8: Get Savvy! Teach civic issues, law, money management in schools. Provide manned voting/postal booths on the streets. I did this in Kapiti with amazing results.

Question 9:  Get the family secure and safe, be the brave Mummy, 2hr medical oxygen bottle. I don’t need it, but it could save someone else’s life.

Question 10: In Kapiti we should vote for change. We desperately need to clean out a Council that is completely broken. If people don’t vote,they shouldn’t complain

Question 11: By reading the papers or coming along to advertised meet the candidate opportunites or try elliott4kapiti@gmail.com I’d love to hear from you.