2016 Hamilton mayoral election

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The 2016 Hamilton City mayoral election is part of the New Zealand local elections and held to determine the next mayor of the Hamilton City Council. The incumbent Julie Hardaker, who was first elected in the 2010 mayoral election did not stand for re-election.[1] Confirmed candidates included current Waikato Regional Council chair Paula Southgate, East Ward Councillor Rob Pascoe, West Ward Councillor Andrew King, and former business manager at Hamilton City Council Chris Simpson. Andrew King won with a nine-vote margin,[2] amended to 6 votes in a recount.[3]

2016 Hamilton mayoral election
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Mayor before election

Julie Hardaker

Elected Mayor

Andrew King

CandidatesEdit

Seven nominees contested the office of mayor.[4] In September 2016, an investigation into the fridges of the candidates was published in the media.[5]

ConfirmedEdit

DeclinedEdit

  • Julie Hardaker, the incumbent mayor announced she would not contest the 2016 mayoral election in March 2016.[1]
  • Ewan Wilson, current Waikato DHB member and West Ward Councillor who announced he would not be contesting the 2016 Hamilton City Council Elections.[10]

ResultsEdit

The results were initially declared on 14 October 2016. Amended results were declared on 28 October 2016.[11]

2016 Hamilton mayoral election[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
lovehamilton Andrew King 8,726 26.57
Independent Paula Southgate 8,720 26.56
None Chris Simpson 6,425 19.57
Independent James Casson 4,237 12.90
Independent Rob Pascoe 3,774 11.49
None Arshad Chatha 496 1.51 -0.55
Independent Jack Gielen 458 1.39 +0.23
Majority 6 0.02
Total valid votes 32,836 99.65
Informal votes 114 0.34 -0.01
Turnout 32,950

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Aaron Leaman (16 March 2016). "Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker to step down in October". Stuff.co.nz. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ Aaron Leaman (13 October 2016). "Andrew King takes Hamilton mayoralty, but recount to come". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Recount reduces Hamilton mayor's margin to six votes". Radio New Zealand. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ Aaron Leaman (12 August 2016). "Hamilton's mayoral hopefuls named". Stuff.co.nz. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Aaron Leaman (September 2016). "A glimpse inside Hamilton mayoral candidates' fridges". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  6. ^ Aaron Leaman (30 April 2016). "City councillor to contest Hamilton mayoralty". Waikato Times (Hamilton). Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  7. ^ Libby Wilson (1 August 2016). "Hamilton City Council's Andrew King is standing for mayor". Stuff.co.nz. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  8. ^ Libby Wilson (11 July 2016). "Hamilton mayoral race: Economics brain Chris Simpson throws his hat in the ring". Stuff.co.nz. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  9. ^ Aaron Leaman (2 July 2016). "Southgate enters Hamilton mayoral race". Waikato Times (Hamilton). Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ Elton Rikihana Smallman (14 February 2016). "Ewan Wilson announces retirement from city politics, fires shots at opponents". Stuff.co.nz. Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Amended declaration of result: 2016 mayoral election". Hamilton City Council. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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