Marcus Lush wins seat at Invercargill City Council table

Marcus Lush

Marcus Lush has been elected to the Invercargill City Council, after voting in the by-election closed at midday today.

Progress results show Mr Lush has been the successful candidate with 7003 votes out of the 13,991 votes which have been counted thus far.

Deputy Electoral Officer Michael Morris said Mr Lush received more than half of the votes counted.

“While special votes still need to be counted, as well as any votes dropped off to our ballot boxes today, the margin between the candidates is significant enough that we are confident Mr Lush will be your next Councillor,” Mr Morris said.

It is not yet known how many votes have been cast today, being the final day of the by-election, however the return rate thus far has been 34.86 per cent of eligible voters.

Final results

The final result for the Invercargill City Council by-election that closed on Wednesday 17 February 2021 is:

Marcus LUSH is declared elected.
The voter return was 36.58%, being 14,700 votes.

Name Votes
LUSH, Marcus 7,371
HARPUR, Wayne 1,534
EDWARDS, Simon 1,134
MULROONEY, Kevin 1,115
DOWNEY, Tom 1,028
POTTINGER, David 975
DEVINE, Wade 894
HEENAN, Carl 432
GOLDSMITH, Bernadine 146