Waipa election progress results released
Waipā election progress results released
12 October 2019
Progress election results have been released and if confirmed, Waipa District Council will be welcoming four new councillors to the council table and six new members to community boards.
The progress results are:
Waipa District Mayor – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
James (Jim) Mylchreest
Cambridge Ward Councillor
Liz Stolwyk (2,954 votes)
Mike Pettit (2,943 votes)
Philip Coles (2,207 votes)
Grahame Webber (2,020 votes)
Roger Gordon (1,844 votes)
Te Awamutu Ward Councillor
Hazel Barnes (2,082 votes)
Marcus Gower (1,879 votes)
Andrew Brown (1,805 votes)
Lou Brown (1,402 votes)
Pirongia Ward Councillor – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
Clare St Pierre
Kakepuku Ward Councillor – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
Maungatautari Ward Councillor – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
Progress results have also been announced for community board elections.
Cambridge Community Board
Sue Milner (2,488 votes)
Alana Mackay (2,456 votes)
Elise Badger (2,348 votes)
Jo Davies-Colley (2,333 votes)
Jim Goddin (1,860 votes)
Maungatautari representative for Cambridge Community Board – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
Te Awamutu Community Board – ELECTED UNOPPOSED
Kakepuku representative for Te Awamutu Community Board
Kane Titchener (437 votes)
Progress results are based upon the counting of approximately 95 per cent of returned votes. The progress result does not include some special votes and votes returned on the day elections close that are still in transit to the processing centre.
Waipa District Council closed the elections today with 33.75 per cent of votes returned. Governance manager Jo Gread said the result was pleasing considering the circumstances.
“We knew it was going to be hard with no mayoral race but we’re pleased to see the Waipa community rally together to vote for their local representatives. People may not know that when a Council has no mayoral race, there is an average statistical drop in votes of 10 per cent in the district. The team has worked hard to buck this trend and you can see a good jump in returns from 7.7 per cent returns on 30 September to 33.75 at the close of elections.”
Preliminary results will be available at www.waipadc.govt.nz/elections from 4pm, Sunday 13 October 2019. Final results will be confirmed no later than Thursday 17 October 2019.