Massive upset in North Shire with an anti rates increase candidate, Andrew Williams, beating Mayor George Wood by 1,700 votes.
Also in Far North Wayne Brown has crushed incumbent Yvonne Sharp with 8,894 to her 4,674.
Incumbent Mayors who had presided over spend and tax/rate binges are being punished big time.
In Manukau Len Brown has won as expected. A massive margin of 14,000 over Dick Quax. Arthur Anae did better than many expected to come third with 10,000. Willie Jackon right back in 4th on 7,400.
Up North, Whangarei’s Mayor Yvonne Sharp has also been thrashed by former Mayor Stan Semenoff who got 11,651 to her 5,951.
As expected Bob Harvey won in Waitakere, but Tamihere got around 75% of what Harvey got. I suspect if Tamihere had declared several months earlier, it would have been significantly closer. It’s a pretty good result for Tamihere all things considered.Tags: Local Body Politics