Not online yet but I am told Len Brown has won the Mayoralty with a pretty large margin, and also that the left hold 11 of the 20 Council seats. I believe C&R have five seats and not sure how the others lie yet.
It’s an over 50% turnout so those who won can claim a good mandate to govern Auckland for the next three years – they have the challenge to make the Super City work, and be an improvement on what was there in the past.
I also understand despite being an incumbent Mayor, Andrew Williams failed to even be elected as a Ward Councillor.
With 95% counted it is huge – 220,000 to 160,000 – a real mandate.
UPDATE: Fuller results now in.
- Andrew Williams got under 1% in his Mayoralty bid. Colin Craig got 40,000 votes – watch him in 2013
- In Rodney, Mayor Penny Webster got elected to Council
- In Albany Michael Goudie and Wayne Walker won. Andrew Williams got a humiliating 4,429 votes only – in 10th place!!!! He did beat Cameron Slater, but Cameron will be very happy as his campaign was about stopping Williams. When before has an incumbent Mayor polled 10th just for a Council spot?
- On the North Shore George Wood stormed him, balanced by Ann Hartley in 2nd place. Two former Mayors.Grant Gillion and Christine Rankin very narrowly behind.
- Waitakere Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse takes first place locally with Sandra Coney 2nd. An unfortunate result some may say!
- Mike Lee crushed opposition in Waitemata and Gulf, beating Tenby Powell and Alex Swney combined
- Noeline Raffills won Whau fauirly comfortably for C&R
- Albert-Eden-Roskill has a split result with Chris Fletcher 1ston 19,500 votes and Cathy Casey 2nd on 14,000. Paul Goldsmith only 250 votes behind.
- Cameron Brewer has a massive victory in Orakei, with 17,000 votes to 10,000 for Doug Armstrong. Congrats Cameron.
- Sadly in Maungakiekie-Tamaki Richard Northey beat the talented Alfred Ngaro by 1,800 votes
- In Howick Sharon Stewart gets 1st with 22,500 votes followed by Jami-Lee Ross on 18,382. Team-mate Dick Quax just behind on 18,045.
- Former Mayor Sir Barry Curtis dips out in the Manurewa-Papakura ward, by 1,000 votes behind Calum Penrose. John Walker another 3,000 votes ahead of him.
- As expected Des Morrison wins in Franklin Ward
And for some of the boards:
- Gary Holmes got elected to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, which will upset Andrew Williams even further.
- The Upper Harbour Local Board gets Christine Rankin and Brian Neeson.
- Nick Kearney is one of the few right faces on the Kaipatiki Local Board
- He’s 85 I think but Assid Corban is back on Henderson-Massey Local Board. Future West got none.
- Greg Presland makes the Waitakere Ranges Local Board
- GBI Board Chairman Paul Downey is re-elected to the GBI Board in the regions’ highest turnout race
- Denise Roche tops the poll for Waiheke Board
- City Vision get a majority in the Waitemata Board
- Michael Wood tops the poll for the Puketepapa Board, and his wife Julia Fairey is in third place. They almost form a board quorum
- C&R win 6/7 seats on Oraeki Board
- Neelam Choudary misses out on the Howick Board
- Labour clean sweep the Mangere-Otahuhu Board
- Labour, including Daljit Singh, don;’t win any seats on the Papatoetoe section of Otara-Papatoetoe Board
- Colleen Brown tops the Manurewa Board poll followed by George Hawkins