Former MP Bob Simcock has just been elected Hamilton Mayor with three times as many votes as his closest rival.
However current Labour MP Di Yates failed to even win one of the six Council seats in the Hamilton East ward. How embarrassing!!
Good to see Lawrence Yule easily back in Hastings. He won by around 2:1.
David Ogden has benefited from vote splitting in Hutt City and won re-election with 7,137 just ahead of Ray Wallace. Ken Laban only a bit further back than that. I actually thought Laban wouldn’t be a bad choice, even though he’s Labour.
Jenny Rowan has won Kapita with Alan Milne retiring.
Former ACT MP Penny Webster has won the Mayoralty of Rodney. Well done Penny.
Michael Laws has a pretty good 3,000 margin in his re-election, and over 50% of the vote. His ticket though doesn’t seem to have a majority.
For Wellington Regional Council, the likely winners for Wellington City ward are Chris Laidlaw, Fran Wilde, Judith Aitken, Sally Baber and Paul Bruce.
Wellington City results not yet known, again thanks to STV.