AECT Results

November 1st, 2009 at 4:06 pm by David Farrar

The left failed to win a single seat on the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, according to the provisional results:

  1. Karen Sherry () 22,752
  2. Warren Kyd (C&R) 22,129
  3. Michael Buczkowski (C&R) 21,665
  4. James Carmichael (C&R) 21,140
  5. William Cairns (C&R) 16,793

The leftie Powerlynk ticket got votes ranging from 7,839 to 13,180 so it wasn’t even close. They actually lost the one trustee they had – Shale Chambers,

The centrist John Collinge led Just Power ticket ranged from 10,099 to 13,071 so also beat out most of the Powerlynk candidates.

There were 16 candidates, 13 of whom were standing on a ticket. Powerlynk got places 6, 8, 9, 11 and 14.

Whale Oil points out the Powerlynk team had prominent endorsements from Len Brown and Mike Lee on their pamphlets. Now of course this was not an election over the entire region, but it is a significant result all the same.

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15 Responses to “AECT Results”

  1. Elijah Lineberry (306 comments) says:

    …and not one of these drongos advocated selling the AECT, alas

    http://www.nightcitytrader.blogspot.com

    [DPF: You can't sell a trust.]

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  2. Johnboy (15,903 comments) says:

    No doubt the lefties fortunes in Jafaville will change for the better once the plebs get a great human being and genius like Sue Bradford to vote for. This result is just a blip!

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  3. reid (16,213 comments) says:

    Oh yeah this is great. The failed policies of the 5th Liarbore govt just keep giving and giving and giving and…

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  4. Elijah Lineberry (306 comments) says:

    You may not be able to sell a Trust, but you can flog off its assets and return the capital to the ‘beneficiaries’ (the good burghers of Auckland) as a large step towards freedom.

    It is a shame that this will not happen.

    http://www.nightcitytrader.blogspot.com

    [DPF: Form a ticket with that policy and campaign at the next election]

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  5. Ross Miller (1,686 comments) says:

    “The left failed to win a single seat on the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust.”

    Can’t call that another rogue poll.

    Oh dear, how sad, move on.

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  6. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    Nah, PrickySavage keeps saying that this year’s been one of the best for the left after the victorious Mt Albert by-election. Labour’s on the up and up, right guys?

    Guys?

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  7. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,880 comments) says:

    Elijah, it’s about time you changed your name to Jeremiah.

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  8. gravedodger (1,545 comments) says:

    No comment on red blert or sub standard on this but of course N Y is a day behind and they havn’t had the call yet.

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  9. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    What’s wrong Elijah besides been mentally retarded ? Gee, where has this poster been over the last year?. Elijah, news flash, you tossers are not part of the “in crowd” scene this year.

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  10. Elijah Lineberry (306 comments) says:

    Side Show I am not sure whom you are meaning by ‘you’ as I am an individual, but the AECT should be wound up ASAP and Vector should be a privately owned company not owned (effectively) by the State.

    The State has no business being in business and owning electricity lines, that should be left to private enterprise without childish and unnecessary regulations which cut into profits.

    http://www.nightcitytrader.blogspot.com

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  11. KiwiGreg (3,247 comments) says:

    Don’t know that I would call C&R “right”, more corporatist centrist but w/e.

    Pretty low turnout for postal election?

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  12. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Yeah didn’t really seem to be a hell of a lot at stake with everyone promising to return ‘the highest possible dividend’ etc.

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  13. Chris Diack (739 comments) says:

    William Cairns is an excellent addition to the Trust.

    Aucklanders were totally disinterested in the election. Turnout dropped to just over 16% of eligible voters down from just less than 20% last time.

    Given that there is only one vote per customer and equating it to the local government elections, it would be a turnout of less than 10% at the triennial TLA elections. I am not sure the result is a portent of anything really.

    The ever dropping turnout does provide legitimacy challenges for the Trust. I am sure the Auckland Council will be eyeing it up.

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  14. KiwiGreg (3,247 comments) says:

    @ stephen well the “highest possible dividend” would of course come from selling the shares in Mercury and distributing the proceeds. It would then leave Auckland consumers with the choice of investing in power assets, or (more likely given past behaviour). flat screen TVs.

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  15. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    “selling the shares in Mercury”

    No one said nothing about there even being shares in Mercury. Oh well whatever, $320 a year yes please, just don’t make power prices go up kay thanks

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