Invercargill’s voters have re-elected Tim Shadbolt to serve an eighth term as Mayor. He won the Mayoralty with 11,590 votes from candidates Tom Conroy (6,109 votes) and Karen Arnold (3,193 votes).
Four new Councillors have been elected: Toni Biddle, Alex Crackett, Lesley Soper and Allan Arnold.
Invercargill City Council Electoral Officer Graham Low said 21,378 votes were received which represents a voter return percentage of 54.9%.
The inaugural Council meeting will be held in the Council Chamber on October 26 at 4pm. The first meeting for the unchanged Bluff Community Board will be held at the Bluff Municipal Chambers on October 31 at 7pm. The final results:
Invercargill City Mayoralty (1 vacancy)
SHADBOLT, Tim 11,618
CONROY, Tom 6,118
ARNOLD, Karen 3,198
Invercargill City Council (12 vacancies)
|THOMAS, Neil Leonard||3,526|
|HALLIGAN-VAN RIEL, Rosie||3,307|
|HEENAN, Carl E||3,082|
Invercargill Licensing Trust Board (6 vacancies)
O’BRIEN, Paddy 11,146
PRENTICE, Suzanne 10,559
MIKA, Mike 10,472
NEWELL, Angela Mary 8,912
DENNIS, Alan 7,805
BELLEW, Sean 6,747
YOUNG, John Norman Philip 6,580
DOWLING, Tom 5,080
HEENAN, Carl E 3,247