Guest post by Affordable City’s Stephen Berry
After the local body election results this weekend, I’m extraordinarily proud of the results the eleven candidates of our nationwide local body political party have achieved in such a short time. I’m very grateful for the effort they have put into their campaigns, and for the team of volunteers who have been there for them.
AFFORDABLE CITY CANDIDATE RESULTS
Heidi Bale – Whau Local Board 1953 1.97%
Stephen Berry – Auckland Mayor 13539 3.98%
- Waitemata & Gulf Ward 1408 7.58%
- Waitemata Local Board 2865 3.30%
Peter Chan – Waitakere Ward 7345 11.52% (Peter was elected to Henderson-Massey Local Board for the
Henderson-Massey Residents Group)
Niko Kloeten – Franklin Ward 3698 23.00%
- Franklin Local Board (Pukekohe) 2975 11.51%
Tim Wikiriwhi – Hamilton Mayor 952 2.67%
- West Ward 1611 1.87%
Euan McPetrie – East Ward, numbers not available from Porirua City Council website
Affordable Hutt City
Luke Howison – Eastern Ward 538 7.57%
Reagan Cutting – Northern Ward 901.44 6.62%
Phil Howison – Western Ward 705.17 4.15%
Luke Chandler – Riccarton-Wigram Community Board 4309 6.74%
Shane Pleasance – Invercargill City Council 5708 3.86%
These totals represent at least 48,507 votes cast nationwide for the idea that councils should tax, spend and borrow markedly less than they do currently.
Affordable City is a relatively new party having been formed just a few short months ago. Affordable City will be a constant presence through local body politics for the next three years and we will unveil a bigger, stronger political machine in 2016.
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Stephen Berry is a 30 year old food retail manager and lifetime resident of Auckland City.