Preliminary election results Napier City Council by-election
Napier City Council
By-election - Council at
preliminary result for the Napier City Council by-election
held on Tuesday 19 August is as follows;
at Large (1 vacancy) Votes
MCGRATH, Richard 3,385
GEORGE, David 1,948
Kim Independent 1,924
TRIM, David 1,590
MASON, Andy Representing Napier's
KUZMICH, Joan 440
VOTING PAPERS 29
The voter return was 38.81%, being 16,322
voting papers, excluding special votes.
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