The final tally is in, and the Mayor along with all the Councillors for the 3rd Supercity Council are now known, most were confirmed on Saturday, however the race for the second ward position for the North Shore went down to special votes, as Richard Hills was only 70 votes ahead at the time.
The final result for the two Councillor positions for the North Shore was
1. Chris Darby 19396 Votes
2. Richard Hills 12651 Votes
Grant Gillion who was 70 odd votes behind at the Preliminary count finished on 12523 votes, Richard Hills increased his margin after special voting was counted to 128 votes.
Richard Hills should be a good addition to the Council from a Transport perspective, he campaigned on in his words “Better public transport, cheaper fares, more walking and cycling initiatives including Skypath and secure Rail to the Shore,”
He scored an A+ on Generation Zero’s Scorecard & has served two terms on Kaipatiki Local Board. Along with Darby it looks like the North Shore have voted 2 very PT focused candidates with both advocating for Cycling, as well as Rail for the Shore.
As far as I am aware he ran a positive campaign, and like Chloe used Social Media to very good effect.
The Final Council make is now as follows with the final votes, Bill Cashmore is N/A as he was elected unopposed.
(Note ignore text below title, these are the final not provisional results)