Central Hawke's Bay mayoral candidate Alex Walker has raised the ire of a current councillor over comments made comparing the CHB District Council to the Thames Coromandel District Council at the Hawke's Bay Today mayoral debate this week.

During her summing up, Ms Walker referred to the 2010 local government elections when the Thames Coromandel mayor and all councillors bar one were voted out of council.

"Since then the Thames Coromandel council has been one of best examples of a council operating well with its community," she said.