Local Government Elections Open Thread

Voting has now closed so results will start to trickle in this afternoon and evening. Use this thread to discuss them. I’ll try to do some updates on a few races as I get them.

1302 – Dalziel has crushed Minto by 73,001 to 12,533. That makes it around 85% to 15%.

1331 – Lower Hutt is here. Looks like Labour and friends only got five out of 13 so have failed to gain control. Mallard will be disappointed.  Told Mark Leicester (Labour’s Electorate Secretary) spent over $30,000 and failed to get in.

1340 – Goff has won in Auckland. No surprise. Results here. Well done Chloe Swarbrick who came third!

  1. Goff 48.8%
  2. Chrome 29.7%
  3. Swarbrick 7.2%
  4. Palino 5.8%
  5. Thomas 2.5%
  6. Bright 1.8%

There have been some upsets on the Auckland Council. Greg Sayers has beaten Penny Webster in Rodney and Daniel Newman has beaten Calum Penrose in Manurewa-Papakura.

1443 – Greg Brownless elected Mayor of Tauranga.

1520 – Andrew King ahead in Hamilton.

1620 – And Justin Lester wins easily in Wellington.

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