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Councillor Troup moves up the batting order

 

 

 

Media Release

24 April 2008

 

Councillor Troup moves up the batting order

 

Cr Gary Troup is the new deputy mayor of Manukau city.

The first term councillor stepped up to the position that was vacated by former deputy mayor Cr Su’a William Sio on his appointment to Parliament on the Labour Party list.

At this evening’s council meeting, the mayor nominated Cr Troup for deputy mayor, which was accepted by a majority vote of the council.

Manukau mayor Len Brown says, “I’m delighted that Cr Gary Troup been supported by council as the new deputy mayor.  His aspirations for Manukau align with my own and together I think that we will make a great team”.

The role of deputy mayor is to support the mayor in his leadership role particularly in circumstances when the mayor is unable to attend important meetings or events.

Cr Sio resigned as deputy mayor last month.  He continues to serve as a councillor for the Otara ward.

Cr Troup was elected as a councillor for the Papatoetoe ward.  He also chairs the council’s Grants and Events sub-committee.  Prior to his election to council, Cr Troup served 12 years on the Papatoetoe Community Board; six of those years as chairman.

A resident of Papatoetoe for 42 years, Cr Troup is self-employed in event management and sports marketing and is a former New Zealand test cricketer.

During the Local Government Elections last year, Cr Troup was quoted as saying he hoped to reduce street prostitution and graffiti and that he supported the implementation of better facilities and amenities that are accessible to all residents.

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