Congratulations to the newly elected Councillor Celeste Donovan. It was an interesting election, notable that Phil Mauger convinced a mate to stand and then changed his mind and supported another. Neither of them were elected.
Sadly again a very low voter turnout as is common in local elections and bi-elections in particular. The most interesting thing to note was that the winner received nearly 3 times the votes of the Labour candidate.
I’m not sure whether the results were because of a poor campaign or whether this was a message to the Labour Party about the 3 Waters Reform, of which our local Labour MP’s have been sadly mostly silent.
Results (to be confirmed):
- Celeste Donovan (Independent Positive Community Action) has 1507 votes.
- David East (Independent) has 1081 votes.
- Andre Hopman (Independent) has 962 votes.
- Caleb Isaacs (Independent) has 920 votes.
- Kelly Barber (Labour) has 507 votes.
- Katie Hays has 215 votes.
- Nikora Nitro has 22 votes.