The results of the by-election were announced this afternoon.
Ms Fitzsimons, the Labour Party candidate, fills the seat left vacant after former City Councillor Paul Eagle was elected as MP for Rongotai in this year’s general election. She will be sworn in as a Councillor in early February.
Some 6,278 votes were returned in the postal election, held under the single transferable vote (STV) arrangement. The returns equate to a voter turnout of just under 30 percent. Some 21,216 voting papers were mailed to electors in the ward earlier this month.
For details of the voting breakdown, see: Southern Ward by-election 2017 results