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Final Denby by-election results

Attached are the final results for the Denby by-election.

After full scrutineering, the vote count remains the same as the preliminary count.

Again, the final result remains unconfirmed until the Electoral Officer has publicly declared the result, which is expected to be on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

The turnout for the election was 32.04%.


I declare the result of the by-election held on 7 December 2017 for one member of the Denby Ward to be as follows:

Candidate: Votes Received:
ABBOTT, Geoff (Independent) 267
BENNEY, Gavin 841
DARROCH, Kathryn 166
DIAMOND, Robert 249
HENWOOD, Mike 56
HOPA, Joby 309
KEENE, Matt 635
LEITCH, Chris 552
LYNDON, Huhana 323
NEWTON, Kevin (Independent) 12
NORMAN, Hayward 126
POINGDESTRE, Yvette (Independent) 11
SHIPTON, Greg (Independent) 38
WALLACE, Des 489
WILLIAMS, Merv 263
WILSON, Vanessa 171
(13 informal votes and 8 blank votes)

I therefore declare Gavin BENNEY elected.

Dated at Whangarei, 7 December 2017
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Independent Election Services Ltd
for Whangarei District Council
phone 0800 922 822

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