Well, Sideshow Bob Parker has finally revealed who financially backed his mayoral campaign.

Not surprisingly, Parker's support has come from within the ranks of the Christchurch conservative establishment - who Parker describes as 'good people'.

Property developer Michael Ogilvie-Lee stumped up $10,000 while John Fairhall, the managing director of car dealership Archibalds, and Nuk Korako, a director of Young and Lee Tours both donated $5000.

Software man Sir Gil Simpson and Lady Simpson together donated $2000, and Parker's parents, Bob and Audrey Parker, also donated $2000.

Sharon Lingham, the managing director of Crown Limousines, donated $1000, and Warwick Beatson, the managing director of Warwick Beatson Travel, each donated $1500.

C. Wilson gave $2000 and P. Wright $1000. Three anonymous donors gave $5000 each, and one anonymous donor gave $2000.

A further $7500 was given in donations under $1000 and these donors are not required under electoral law to be named.

Shirley Fairhall, John Fairhall's wife, stood as an 'Independent Citizen' in the 2001 Christchurch council elections while Sharon Lingham stood as an 'independent' in 2004.


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