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Updated preliminary election results

Updated preliminary election results have been released by Hastings District Council. The members of Council remain the same at this stage however the vote count numbers have changed. The final results are expected to be announced later this week.

Council will be led by returning mayor Lawrence Yule. The 14 councillors who will join him (subject to final results) are: George Lyons, Rod Heaps, Ann Redstone, Jacoby Poulain, Henare O'Keefe, Sandra Hazlehurst, Malcolm Dixon, Kevin Watkins, Damon Harvey, Geraldine Travers, Bayden Barber, Simon Nixon and Adrienne Pierce. Tania Kerr was elected unopposed in her electorate.

The Hastings District Rural Community Board members were elected unopposed: Nicholas Dawson (Kaweka Subdivision), Peter Kay (Maraekakaho); Mick Lester (Poukawa); Susan Maxwell (Tutira).

The Flaxmere Licensing Trust members, also elected unopposed, are Martha Greening, Susan Hopkins, Warwick Howie, Kenneth Kibblewhite, Bertram Lincoln and Jacob Poulain.

UPDATED PRELIMINARY RESULT

The preliminary result for the Hastings District Council elections held on Saturday 8th October is as follows.

Mayor                                                                                                                           Votes Received

YULE, Lawrence                                                                                                                     11,429

WELLWOOD, Guy                                                                                                                    7,927

PIERCE, Adrienne                                                                                                                    5,002

 

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   43

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                          458

 

Heretaunga Ward (2 vacancies)                                                                                     Votes Received

HEAPS, Rodney                                                                                                                       2,343

REDSTONE, Ann                                                                                                                      2,063

WHAITIRI, Jason                                                                                                                       2,061

 

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     5

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            128

 

Hastings-Havelock North Ward (8 vacancies)                                                                 Votes Received

HAZLEHURST, Sandra                     Independent                                                                8,797

DIXON, Malcolm                                                                                                                       8,267

HARVEY, Damon                                                                                                                     7,836

WATKINS, Kevin                                                                                                                       7,806

BARBER, Bayden                                                                                                                     6,704

TRAVERS, Geraldine                                                                                                                6,623

PIERCE, Adrienne                                                                                                                    6,279

NIXON, Simon JH                                                                                                                     6,278

BRADSHAW, Wayne Lindsay                                                                                                   5,642

MACKINTOSH, David                                                                                                               5,605

PERLEY, Chris                                                                                                                           4,168

MCHATTIE, Graeme                                                                                                                  4,062

PORTER, John                             Independent                                                                       2,117

 

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   19

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            408

 

Flaxmere Ward (2 vacancies)                                                                                         Votes Received

 

POULAIN, Jacoby                                                                                                                    1,417

O'KEEFE, Henare Ngaera                                                                                                         1,199

AITCHESON-JOHNSON, Lynlee                                                                                                   628

 

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     1

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                              24

 

Kahuranaki Ward (1 vacancy)                                                                                        Votes Received

LYONS, George                                                                                                                       1,469

PERRY, Stuart                                                                                                                            546

 

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                     0

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            176

 

The voter return was 46.78%, being 24,859 votes, excluding special votes.

Jackie Evans

Electoral Officer

Hastings District Council

9 October 2016

4 October 2017

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