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Progress result: Andy Foster has narrow lead over Justin Lester for Wellington mayoralty

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Andy Foster has a narrow lead over Justin Lester according to the progress result for the Wellington City Mayoralty.

The result shows Cr Foster, who has been a Wellington City Councillor since 1992, has received 24,108 votes compared to incumbent Justin Lester who has received 23,393 votes. This is a margin of 715 votes.

Wellington City Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp says approximately 90% of the votes received have been counted but a large number of last minute votes meant a preliminary result wouldn’t be available until Sunday. “Today, we collected 5,563 votes, including special votes.

“This unprecedented volume of last-minute votes means we won’t know the preliminary result until midday tomorrow, so this progress result may change.”

A final result won’t be available until mid-next week.

Progress results for the Wellington City Council wards show that a number of new councillors have been elected, including Jenny Condie, Tamatha Paul, Rebecca Matthews, Teri O’Neill, Sean Rush and Laurie Foon.

The progress results show that Chris Calvi-Freeman has lost his seat for the eastern ward, Brian Dawson has lost his seat for the Lambton Ward, and Peter Gilberd is no longer a councillor for the northern ward.

TAKAPŪ/NORTHERN WARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Takapū/Northern Ward are:

· Jill Day
· Malcolm Sparrow
· Jenny Condie

WHARANGI/ONSLOW-WESTERN WARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward are:

· Diane Calvert
· Simon Woolf
· Rebecca Matthews

PUKEHĪNAU/LAMBTON WARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward are:

· Iona Pannett
· Nicola Young
· Tamatha Paul

MOTUKAIRANGI/EASTERN WARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Motukairangi/Eastern Ward are:

· Sarah Free
· Teri O’Neill
· Sean Rush

PAEKAWAKAWA/SOUTHERN WARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Paekawakawa/Southern Ward are:

· Fleur Fitzsimons
· Laurie Foon

TAWA COMMUNITY BOARD

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Tawa Community Board are:

· Steph Knight
· Richard Herbert
· Graeme Hansen

10 comments:

  1. Dave Armstrong, 12. October 2019, 17:04

    WCC provisional – 11 women 4 men!

     
  2. Andy Foster, 12. October 2019, 17:06

    Results are looking great at this point. Thank you so much to everyone for your support. Feeling quite privileged right now. Final confirmation will come tomorrow. Kia Ora. [via twitter]

     
  3. TrevorH, 12. October 2019, 17:08

    That idea for a pedestrian crossing across Cobham Drive clearly wasn’t appreciated out East.

     
  4. TrevorH, 12. October 2019, 17:09

    @ Andy: Hang in there!

     
  5. Ngahuia Te Whaiti, 12. October 2019, 17:42

    Fingers crossed Justin wins on special votes.

     
  6. Tim Jones, 12. October 2019, 22:03

    Andy is good on walking & cycling. As for roading vs mass transit, I think we’re in for interesting times. I find it encouraging that support for climate action has spread to the centre-right – I have a lot of time for Jenny. (Big fan of Tamatha & Laurie too). [via twitter]

     
  7. Dave Armstrong, 12. October 2019, 22:05

    It’s a younger and stronger city council on climate. E.g. Jenny Condie is a blue green but strong on climate change. Every mayor understands they need council backing. Andy has backed some cycling and public transport initiatives in the past, nothwithstanding the infamous NZTA phone call! [via twitter]

     
  8. Concerned Wellingtonian, 13. October 2019, 7:10

    Can anyone tell me about “the infamous NZTA phone call” mentioned by Dave Armstrong? [Yes, here is the full story, from 2013. How could you have forgotten?)

     
  9. KB, 13. October 2019, 9:24

    Great to see the female majority of councillors.

     
  10. Jackson Graham, 13. October 2019, 12:34

    Honestly so happy and proud of Teri ONeill and Tamatha Paul, two friends who I know will help change Wellington for the better. They worked hard and deserve (more than anyone else) to be at the council table. [via twitter]

     

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