2019 Auckland local elections

The 2019 Auckland local elections took place between September and October 2019 by postal vote as part of nation-wide local elections. The elections were the fourth since the merger of seven councils into the Auckland Council, which is composed of the mayor and 20 councillors, and 149 members of 21 local boards. Twenty-one district health board members and 41 licensing trust members were also elected.

2019 Auckland local elections

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Mayoral electionEdit

The incumbent mayor, Phil Goff, sought a second term and was re-elected ahead of second highest polling candidate John Tamihere.[1]

Governing body electionsEdit

Twenty members were elected to the Auckland Council, across thirteen wards, using the first past the post vote system.[2]

The Auckland Future ticket, holding four local body seats since 2016, announced in March 2019 that it would not field candidates.[3]

Mike Lee, sitting councillor for Waitemata and Gulf ward, unexpectedly announced in late-June 2019 that he would run again, splitting the vote. The City Vision ticket, which had endorsed Lee in 2016 by not fielding a candidate, had selected Pippa Coom as its candidate in March 2019 on the understanding that he would not stand again.[4][5]

The final candidate list was released on 19 August.[6]

Rodney ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Greg Sayers was the only nomination.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Independent for Rodney Greg Sayers - Elected Unopposed
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Albany ward (2)Edit

Incumbents Walker and Watson both ran for re-election under the ticket "Putting People First".

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Putting People First John Watson 28510
Putting People First Wayne Walker 24768
Independent Julia Parfitt 20278
Alezix Heneti 3230
Informal/blank 3092

North Shore ward (2)Edit

Incumbents Darby and Hills both sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
A Positive Voice for the Shore Richard Hills 18746
Taking the Shore Forward Chris Darby 17559
More For The Shore Danielle Grant 15071
More For The Shore Grant Gillon 14300
Independent Anthony Bunting 3976
Informal/blank 1500

Waitākere Ward (2)Edit

Of the two incumbents, Linda Cooper sought re-election and Penny Hulse retired.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Independent Linda Cooper 14750
Labour Party Shane Henderson 14695
Labour Party Greg Presland 11623
Independent Peter Chan 10674
Independent Paul Talyancich 6121
Independent Dillon Tooth 5944
STOP Trashing Our Planet Tricia Cheel 2677
Independent Michael Coote 2558
Informal/blank 1837

Waitemata and Gulf ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Mike Lee sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
City Vision Pippa Coom 6581
Independent Mike Lee 6262
C&R - Communities and Residents Sarah Trotman 2907
Independent Will Maxwell-Steele 740
Independent Allan Matson 431
Informal/blank 1147

Whau ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Ross Clow sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
C&R - Communities and Residents Tracy Mulholland 5853
Labour Party Ross Clow 5663
Green Party Jessamine Fraser 2241
Community Independents Paul Davie 1774
Independent Anne Degia-Pala 1336
Informal/blank -

Albert-Eden-Roskill ward (2)Edit

Incumbents Casey and Fletcher both sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
C&R - Communities and Residents Christine Fletcher 20239
City Vision Cathy Casey 19255
C&R - Communities and Residents Mark Thomas 17570
City Vision Mark Graham 15965
Informal/blank 2512

Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Josephine Bartley sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Labour Party Josephine Bartley 8358
C&R - Communities and Residents Josh Beddell 7214
Better Auckland Carmel Claridge 1264
United Locals Patrick O'Meara 892
Informal/blank 943

Manukau ward (2)Edit

Incumbents Collins and Filipaina both sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Labour Party Faanana Efeso Collins 19053
Labour Party Alf Filipaina 18814
Communist League Patrick Brown 4912
Informal/blank 1722

Manurewa-Papakura ward (2)Edit

Of the two incumbents, Daniel Newman sought re-election and John Walker retired.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Manurewa-Papakura Action Team Angela Dalton 17362
Manurewa-Papakura Action Team Daniel Newman 15904
Labour Party Peter Neilson 6191
Labour Party Ilango Krishnamoorthy 4347
Justice for Families Veronica Turner 2605
Independent Karin Kerr 2575
Informal/blank 1356

Franklin ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Bill Cashmore was the only nomination.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Team Franklin Bill Cashmore - Elected Unopposed
Informal/blank -

Ōrākei ward (1)Edit

Incumbent Desley Simpson sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
C&R - Communities and Residents Desley Simpson 19618
Green Party Alan Barraclough 3892
Better Auckland Mike Padfield 2958
Informal/blank 1532

Howick ward (2)Edit

Incumbents Stewart and Young both sought re-election.

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes Notes
Independent Sharon Stewart 19531
Independent Paul Young 16809
Independent Damian Light 12369
Collings for Council David Collings 11820
East Vision Tofik Mamedov 4363
Informal/blank 1722

Licensing Trust electionsEdit

35 Members were elected to 5 licensing trusts across Auckland.

Birkenhead Licensing Trust (6)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Your Community Trust Paula Gillon Elected Unopposed
Your Community Trust Marilyn Nicholls Elected Unopposed
Your Community Trust Shane Prince Elected Unopposed
Your Community Trust Marcus Reynolds Elected Unopposed
Your Community Trust Stuart Weir Elected Unopposed
Informal/blank -

Mt Wellington Licensing Trust (6)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Labour Mark Gosche 3232
Labour Nerissa Henry 3067
Labour Alan Verrall 2759
C&R - Communities and Residents Tania Batucan 2730
Labour Maureen Benson-Rea 2672
Labour Jean Dolheguy 2494
United Locals Leanne Cross 2478
Labour Deborah Misiupa 2394
Communities & Residents Hainoame Fulivai 2311
United Locals Greg Woodcock 1811
United Locals Patrick O'Meara 1802
United Locals Bryan Mockbridge 1575
Informal/blank 1309

Portage Licensing TrustEdit

Ward No 1 – Auckland City (3)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
City Vision Catherine Farmer 5074
City Vision Margi Watson 4734
City Vision Kurt Taogaga 3646
Community First Kathryn Davie 3631
Community First Paul Davie 3366
Trusts Action Group Sam Learmonth 3080
Communities & Residents Shefali Mehta 2946
Informal/blank -

Ward No 2 – New Lynn (2)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Labour Leanne Taylor 2027
Labour Pam Nutall 1874
Independent Wayne Davis 1623
Informal/blank -

Ward No 3 – Glen Eden (2)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Future West Neil Henderson 1807
Independent Janet Clews 1601
Trusts Action Group Noel Watson 1490
Informal/blank -

Ward No 4 – Titirangi / Green Bay (2)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Future West Mark Roberts 4264
Trusts Action Group Ben Goodale 3427
Labour Ross Clow 3344
Independent Andreas Bodenstein 1154
Informal/blank -

Ward No 5 – Kelston West (1)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Labour Ami Chand Elected Unopposed

Waitakere Licensing TrustEdit

Ward No 1 – Te Atatū (2)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
Independent Penny Hulse 4445
Labour Brooke Loader 3392
Trusts Action Group Amanda Roberts 2956
Trusts Action Group Nick Smale 2835
Informal/blank -

Ward No 2 –Lincoln (3)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
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- - -
Informal/blank -

Ward No 3 – Waitakere (1)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
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Informal/blank -

Ward No 4 – Henderson (1)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
- - -
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Informal/blank -

Wiri Licensing Trust (6)Edit

Affiliation (if any) Name Votes
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Informal/blank -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phil Goff wins a second term as Auckland Mayor". The New Zealand Herald. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ "How to vote in the local elections". Auckland Council. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Centre-right Auckland Future party to sit out 2019 local body election". Stuff.co.nz. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Veteran Auckland councillor Mike Lee's vote splitting decision to run again". Stuff.co.nz. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "City Vision selects a fresh face for Waitematā and Gulf". City Vision. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Final list of candidates for local elections 2019" (PDF).