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NPDC final election results released

Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019 04:56 PM
18 October 2019
The final results are in for the NPDC elections with David Bublitz elected as a councillor following the counting of special votes.
The preliminary count revealed a too-close-to-call result with Anneka Carlson, Phil Quinney and David Bubblitz all within a few votes of each other.
The Electoral Office has confirmed David Bublitz received more votes than Phil Quinney and has been elected to the NPDC governance team.
The voter turnout is expected to be 45.3%. This was above the national turnout of 44%.
The Elected Members for the next three years are confirmed as:
Mayor:
Neil Holdom
New Plymouth City Ward Councillors:
Stacey Hitchcock
Gordon Brown
Harry Duynhoven
Murray Chong
Sam Bennett
Richard Handley
Amanda Clinton-Gohdes
Dinnie Moeahu
Anneka Carlson
David Bublitz
North Ward Councillors:
Tony Bedford
Colin Johnston
South-West Ward Councillors:
Marie Pearce
Richard Jordan
Mayor Neil Holdom and Councillors will make the strategic decisions for NPDC’s $3.3 billion worth of assets and decide what the long-term priorities are and how to keep rates affordable.
By-elections will be held for the Inglewood and Clifton Community Boards within the next three months. In Inglewood, Mel Cook and Graeme Sykes are elected unopposed, with two positions to fill. In Clifton, Ken Bedford and Warren Peterson are elected unopposed, with two positions to fill.
Elected to the Waitara Community Board are Trevor Dodunski, Joe Rauner, Andrew Larson, and Jonathan Marshall. The Kaitake Community Board members, elected unopposed, are Graham Chard, Paul Coxhead, Doug Hislop and Paul Veric.
ENDS

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