After months of campaigning, debates, the elections are finally over.
Here are the preliminary results some may change when the final results come in. Apparently today’s votes will be added in tomorrow and special votes on Thursday.
Phil Goff retains his mayoralty with 156k votes (48%) to John Tamihere’s 70k. That gives him a 85k vote majority, 10k more than in 2016 despite fewer people voting – Phil got 188k votes 2016 to Victoria Crone’s 112k.
There are a number of really close races and in it appears that in most of them, the candidates that support better transport and housing outcomes are ahead.
- Rodney: Greg Sayers was elected unopposed
- Albany: John Watson and Wayne Walker have both retained their seats
- North Shore: Chris Darby and Richard Hills have both retained their seats
- Waitakere: Linda Cooper has been reelected and will be joined by Shane Henderson
- Whau: Tracey Mulholland has tipped out Ross Clow
- Waitemata: Pippa Coom is ahead of Mike Lee by 150 votes.
- Albert-Eden-Roskill: Cathy Casey and Christine Fletcher both win seats
- Orakei: Desley Simpson was always likely to win
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki: Josphine Bartley has retained her seat so far ahead by 800 votes.
- Howick: Sharon Stewart and Paul Young have been relected
- Manukau: Alf Filipaina and Efeso Collins win the two seats again
- Manurewa-Papakura: Daniel Newman and Angela Dalton
- Franklin: Bill Cashmore was elected unopposed
Main changes that I’ve noticed so far is that Albert-Eden Local Board now has a C & R majority, but that City Vision’s majority on the Waitemata Local Board has increase from 5-2 to 6-1.