How the tickets fared in Auckland

October 15th, 2010 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

There has been a bit of media attention of how fared in Auckland – with them only getting 5/20 seats. And it is true they did fall short of their goals.

But there hasn’t been a lot of focus on how two other tickets fared – and (which is Labour/Green basically).

Now C&R managed the following:

  • 5 Councillors
  • 32 Board members
  • 3 Licensing Trust members
  • 6 DHB members

So 46 reps elected.

City Vision only got a total of 12 candidates elected, and Labour got 14, six of whom are merely licensing trust reps.

So while not the result that C&R would have wanted, neither was it as bad as some media have made out.

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6 Responses to “How the tickets fared in Auckland”

  1. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    Sorry DPF, the C&R result looks more like a disaster to me.

    And on that note, let’s look at some famous disasters for comparison.

    The Titanic lost 68% of all passengers and crew, meaning a survival rate of 32%

    The Hindenberg lost 36% of all passengers and crew, meaning 64% survived.

    And for a political analogy, the 2002 National Party result saw only 27 of 65 candidates elected to Parliament, or a success rate of 41.5%

    The C&R result of 5 councillors out of 14 candidacies meant C&R has a success rate of 36%. While they might have got a number of other minor roles, it’s the council that really mattered in the campaign.

    Therefore, it can be argued that the C&R campaign was much worse than the Hindenberg explosion, though not quite as bad as the Titanic sinking, but more closely resembling the National Party loss in 2002.

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  2. mickysavage (786 comments) says:

    But DPF

    There were various shades and flavours of progressive candidates. Future West/Whau had a total of 7 candidates elected (admittedly 2 to 2 positions). On the North Shore Shore Voice, Putting People First and a few others had a distinctive red green hue, Manurewa was a battle between competing progressive groups.

    Overall C&R took a bath.

    Is this the end of C&R?

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  3. PaulL (5,981 comments) says:

    And there were no other right tinged candidates elected Micky? I know you like to see bad news for the right everywhere, but I think you’re stretching here.

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  4. mickysavage (786 comments) says:

    PaulL

    Out west there was one C&R candidate elected. Amongst the independents Vanessa Neeson can properly be called a rightie although she has been trying to sound like an Ecowarrior for a while.

    The other independents are, well, independent. It is hard to work out what most of them stand for.

    In the Whau C&R did better, Future Whau should have teamed up with Ross Clow and it could have then been a very interesting battle.

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  5. Nick Kearney (1,244 comments) says:

    In the North, North Now had two elected – Christine Rankin and myself. Christine was also elected to the WDHB.

    I’m always humoured by the lefties who claim that local body politics should not be about tickets or political allegiances, yet when they get elected it’s all about the Left/Right paradigm.

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  6. Tom Gould (141 comments) says:

    DPF, correct me if I’m wrong, but is there some ‘mischief’ afoot in comparing “reps elected” on the C&R side with “candidates elected” on the other side? Surely many of the C&R candidates were elected to more than one elected position, reducing the claimed 46 tally for C&R?

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