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.
Wayne Brown wins the mayoralty with 144k votes to Efeso Collins’ 90k. That gives him a 55k vote majority.
In initial some initial comments he’s said”
“It is now up to me, the new governing body and the local boards to act on our mandate, fix what is broken and deliver the change you demand.” He said the number one issue was transport, followed by crime, “unfinished projects and endless red cones, rising costs and council waste”.
He said: “Under my leadership, Auckland will make clear what our region wants and needs without any so-called ‘help’ setting our priorities from central-government politicians and bureaucrats in Wellington. Let me be very clear: Wellington’s job is to listen to what Aucklanders say are our priorities, and to fund them – not impose ideological schemes like the $30 billion airport tram, untrammelled housing intensification and Three Waters on a city that doesn’t want them.”
Sincere congratulations to Wayne Brown and wish you every success in this blessed role as Mayor of Auckland. U have my full support and thanks for being so respectful and robust during rue campaign. All the best.
— Efeso Collins (@efesocollins) October 8, 2022
There’s been a big rightwards shift in councillors too.
- Rodney: Greg Sayers has retained his seat.
- Albany: John Watson and Wayne Walker have both retained their seats.
- North Shore: Chris Darby and Richard Hills have both retained their seats
- Waitakere: Shane Henderson has been re-elected and in a surprise, Ken Turner is leading existing councillor Linda Cooper by just over 500 votes
- Whau: Tracey Mulholland has retained her seat.
- Waitemata: Mike Lee has once again won the Waitemata seat over Pippa Coom
- Albert-Eden-Roskill: Christine Fletcher has retained her seat and looks to be joined by Will McKenzie.
- Orakei: Desley Simpson was always likely to win
- Maungakiekie-Tamaki: Josphine Bartley has retained her seat.
- Howick: Sharon Stewart has been re-elected and is joined by Maurice Williamson.
- Manukau: Alf Filipaina retains his seat, this will also be fifth term. He is joined by Lotu Fuli.
- Manurewa-Papakura: Angela Dalton and Daniel Newman both retain their seats.
- Franklin: Andy Baker has won the seat vacated by Bill Cashmore.
With these results Alf Filipaina, Christine Fletcher, Sharon Stewart and Wayne Walker are all now into their fifth term.