1986 Wellington local elections

The 1986 Wellington local elections were part of the 1986 New Zealand local elections, to elect members to sub-national councils and boards. The Wellington elections cover one regional council (the Greater Wellington Regional Council), eight territorial authority (city and district) councils, three district health boards, and various local boards and licensing trusts. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

1986 Wellington local elections
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Leader Helene Ritchie Gavin Wilson
Party Labour Citizens'
Leader since 13 October 1980 13 October 1983
City Council 11 seats 9 seats
Harbour 3 seats 2 seats
Hospital 3 seats 3 seats
Regional 5 seats 3 seats
Total Seats 22 seats 17 seats
Seat Change Increase 8 Decrease 3

Wellington City CouncilEdit

The Wellington City Council consists of a mayor and nineteen councillors elected from seven wards (Brooklyn, Eastern, Karori, Lambton, Northern, Otari, Southern).

MayorEdit

1986 Wellington mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Belich 18,873 50.58
Citizens' Ian Lawrence 16,519 44.27 -4.97
Independent Norm Thomas 1,344 3.60
McGillicuddy Serious Mark Servian 260 0.69
Private Enterprise Frank Moncur 251 0.67 +0.27
Informal votes 294 0.78 +0.16
Majority 2,354 6.30
Turnout 37,017 41.77 +4.18
Registered electors 89,328

Brooklyn WardEdit

The Brooklyn Ward elects two members to the Wellington City Council

Brooklyn Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helene Ritchie 2,369 68.34
Labour John Blincoe 2,044 58.97
Citizens' Ian Bartram 1,062 30.64
Citizens' Paul Douche 697 20.10
Independent Citizens' Saul Goldsmith 544 15.69
Independent Bill Maung 162 4.67
Informal votes 55 1.58
Registered electors 8,957

Eastern WardEdit

The Eastern Ward elects four members to the Wellington City Council

Eastern Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Citizens' Ruth Gotlieb 3,226 50.21
Citizens' Les Paske 3,025 47.08
Labour Nic Dalton 2,904 45.20
Labour Geoff Turner 2,796 43.52
Labour Lloyd Brown 2,543 39.58
Citizens' Kevin Allen 2,526 39.32
Labour Allan Jenkins 2,436 37.92
Citizens' Cress Thirkell 1,964 30.57
Independent Jenny Harris 1,596 24.84
Independent Bruce Harris 1,385 21.55
Independent David Mitchell 816 12.70
Private Enterprise Frank Moncur 392 6.10
Informal votes 87 1.35
Registered electors 16,316

Karori WardEdit

The Karori Ward elects two members to the Wellington City Council

Karori Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Citizens' Gavin Wilson 2,281 54.40
Independent Val Bedingfield 2,177 51.91
Citizens' Bryan Weyburne 1,947 46.43
Labour Tracey Crampton-Smith 1,021 24.35
Labour David Davies 915 21.82
Informal votes 45 1.07
Registered electors 8,795

Lambton WardEdit

The Lambton Ward elects three members to the Wellington City Council

Lambton Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Bonner 2,346 50.50
Labour Terry McDavitt 2,248 48.39
Citizens' Rex Nicholls 2,147 46.22
Labour Myra Giese 1,879 40.45
Independent Labour Joe Aspell 1,760 37.89
Citizens' William Brien 1,548 33.32
Citizens' John Wedde 1,501 32.31
Independent George Crombie 413 8.89
Informal votes 95 2.04
Registered electors 12,651

Northern WardEdit

The Northern Ward elects three members to the Wellington City Council

Northern Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Citizens' David Bull 2,223 51.43
Citizens' Sarah Lysaght 2,175 50.32
Labour Ken Boyden 1,947 45.04
Labour Pip Piper 1,833 42.41
Labour Jan Gould 1,728 39.98
Citizens' Stephen Bourne 1,626 37.62
Independent Norm Thomas 1,349 31.21
Informal votes 86 1.98
Registered electors 13,210

Otari WardEdit

The Otari Ward elects four members to the Wellington City Council

Otari Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Belich[nb 1] 5,023 65.68
Citizens' Rosemary Young-Rouse 4,373 57.18
Citizens' Sally Baber 4,025 52.63
Labour Sue Driver 3,898 50.97
Citizens' Anna Weir 3,575 46.75
Citizens' Arthur Kinsella 3,540 46.29
Labour Harold Dixon 3,296 43.10
Labour Henk Huber 2,744 35.88
Informal votes 115 1.50
Registered electors 17,364

Table footnotes:

  1. ^ As Belich won the Mayoralty his election to the council was voided and his seat was awarded to the highest polling unsuccessful candidate.

Southern WardEdit

The Southern Ward elects three members to the Wellington City Council

Southern Ward[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Gilberthorpe 2,792 68.38
Labour Neville Taylor 2,706 66.27
Labour Tala Cleverley 2,588 63.38
Citizens' Kevin O'Brien 1,601 39.21
Citizens' Rama Ramanathan 1,367 33.48
Citizens' Lagi Sipeli 1,095 26.81
Informal votes 100 2.44
Registered electors 12,035

Wellington Harbour BoardEdit

Wellington Harbour Board[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Belich 21,702 67.12
Labour Keith Spry 20,670 63.92 +6.46
Labour Hazel Bibby 19,471 60.22 +8.64
Citizens' Ruth Gotlieb 17,547 54.26
Citizens' Brian Barraclough 14,564 45.04 -8.32
Citizens' Alister Macalister 14,478 44.77 -5.08
Labour David Wilkin 13,833 42.78
Citizens' Kevin O'Brien 13,460 41.62
Labour Terry O'Brien 13,118 40.57
Citizens' James Stewart 12,915 39.94
Informal votes 689 2.13 -1.52
Turnout 32,489 36.37 +3.94
Registered electors 89,328

Wellington Hospital BoardEdit

Wellington Hospital Board[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Bonner 24,040 67.98 +16.45
Citizens' Bridget-Anne Fowler 17,894 50.60
Citizens' Doug Catley 17,397 49.20 +2.99
Citizens' Ella McLeod 17,283 48.87 +6.12
Labour Val Taylor 17,160 48.53
Labour Anne Town 16,391 46.35
Citizens' Malcolm Nicholson 15,890 44.93 +3.19
Labour Tracey Crampton-Smith 15,219 43.04
Citizens' Ralph Johnson 14,647 41.42
Labour John Morgan 14,611 41.32
Labour Henk Huber 13,659 38.62 +14.66
Informal votes 960 2.71 +0.61
Turnout 35,359 39.58 +6.05
Registered electors 89,328

Wellington Regional CouncilEdit

Wellington Regional Council[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Belich 23,096 61.68
Labour Keith Spry 21,750 58.09 -6.09
Labour Hazel Bibby 21,097 56.35 +1.02
Labour Ken Boyden 16,561 44.23 +4.19
Citizens' Les Paske 16,292 43.51 -17.92
Labour Raewyn Good 15,956 42.61
Citizens' Michael Gibson 15,145 40.45 -9.67
Citizens' Sarah Lysaght 14,706 39.27
Citizens' Kevin O'Brien 14,333 38.28
Labour Paul Swain 14,289 38.16
Citizens' Bob Moodie 14,189 37.89
Citizens' Lloyd Brown 13,773 36.78
Labour John Gilberthorpe 12,339 32.95
Citizens' Rama Ramanathan 11,486 30.67
Citizens' Paul Douche 10,871 29.03
Independent Saul Goldsmith 9,560 25.53
Independent Ron England 4,421 11.80
Informal votes 486 1.29 -2.38
Turnout 37,439 41.91 +9.31
Registered electors 89,328

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bly, Ross (24 October 1986). Declaration of Election Results (Report). Wellington City Council.

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