12.55 – Just heard Banks by 10,000 votes!!
Also C&R won all seats in Hobson and Avondale-Roskill.
1.02 – City Vision and allies are being routed. With some results to come in, C&R and Banks already have a majority on Council. 12/20 from our initial results.
1.09 – Ward results are C&R have 2/2 in Eastern Bays, 4/4 in Avondale-Roskill, 3/3 Hobson, 1 in Tamaki (Sam) and 1 in Western Bays. None in Eden-Albert due to vote splitting.
On ARC, C&R have won 3/4 in Akl City, Christine Rankin has won in North Shore.
1.12 – Banks 44,085, Hubbard 33,786, Crow 4,948, Hinchliff 4,956, Swney 10,169.
1.14 – results now online.
1.17 – Faye Storer from Waiheke Island has lost by 11 votes to Denise Roche
5.25 – the C&R function is now over, and at 7 pm the Banks function starts. As one can expect everyone is delighted, or stronger. No-one expected the left would be reduced to five seats on Council. Also the fact that even Mike Lee just held on to his ARC seat, and was the bottom polling Regional Councillor in his ward. It will be interesting to see if he will be able to hold onto the Chairmanship over Michael Barnett who won far more votes than him in their ward.
Lots of thank you speeches from various people. Aaron Bhatnagar held out for special praise for all his work both on the strategy, but also by personally topping Hobson Ward.Tags: Local Body Politics