1995 Christchurch mayoral election

The 1995 Christchurch mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1995, election were held for the Mayor of Christchurch plus other local government positions. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.

1995 Christchurch mayoral election
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← 1992 14 October 1995 1998 →
Turnout106,491
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Candidate Vicki Buck David Ball
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 96,756 4,090
Percentage 90.85 3.84

Mayor before election

Vicki Buck

Elected Mayor

Vicki Buck

BackgroundEdit

Mayor Vicki Buck was re-elected for a third term with a huge majority following the absence of a serious challenger. She was again opposed only by minor party candidates.[1]

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the election results:

1995 Christchurch mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Vicki Buck 96,756 90.85 +6.55
Independent David Ball 4,090 3.84
McGillicuddy Serious Barry Bryant 1,301 1.22
Independent Paul Telfer 1,116 1.04
Communist League Ruth Gray 670 0.62
Economic Euthenics Tubby Hansen 513 0.48 -0.39
Informal votes 2,055 1.92 -1.26
Majority 92,666 87.01 +7.88
Turnout 106,491

Ward resultsEdit

Candidates were also elected from wards to the Christchurch City Council.[2]

Party/ticket Councillors
Christchurch 2021 9
Citizens Action 9
Alliance 1
Independent 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jackson, Greg (16 October 1995). "Buck boosts majority to 92,600". The Press. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Christchurch City Council". The Press. 16 October 1995. p. 6.