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New councillor elected for Avondale/Roskill ward

Auckland City Council
Media release

9 April 2008

New councillor elected for Avondale/Roskill ward

Auckland City Council Electoral Officer, Dale Ofsoske, has declared John Lister the newly elected councillor for the Avondale/Roskill ward.

Mr Lister, the Citizens & Ratepayers candidate, received 4710 votes in the by-election held on Wednesday 9 April.

The unsuccessful candidates were:

Candidate name Party Number of votes
Bagnall, Gillian 719
Davie, Paul Community Independent 2637
Farmer, Catherine City Vision 4296
Greenfield, Stephen Independent 596
Key, Feleti Community First 1641
Khan, Mohammad Tauqir Residents Action Movement 1063
Williams, John Independent 569

The by-election’s three-week postal voting period began on 18 March 2008 and voter turn-out was 26.1 per cent.

Mr Lister replaces sitting councillor Linda Leighton who passed away in November 2007.


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