Progress report for 2019 elections

12 October 2019

Andy Foster has a narrow lead over Justin Lester according to the progress result in the race for Wellington City Mayor.

The result shows Cr Foster, who has been a Wellington City Councillor since 1992, has received 24,108 votes compared to incumbent Justin Lester who has received 23,393 votes. This is a margin of 715 votes.

Wellington City Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp says approximately 90% of the votes received have been counted but a large number of last minute votes meant a preliminary result wouldn’t be available until Sunday. “Today, we collected 5,563 votes, including special votes. This unprecedented volume of last-minute votes means we won’t know the preliminary result until midday tomorrow, so this progress result may change.

A final result won’t be available until mid-next week. 

Progress results for the Wellington City Council wards are:

Takapū/ Northern ward

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Takapū/Northern Ward are: 

  • Jill Day 
  • Malcolm Sparrow 
  • Jenny Condie 

Wharangi/ Onslow-Western ward 

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward are: 

  • Diane Calvert 
  • Simon Woolf 
  • Rebecca Matthews 

Pukehīnau/ Lambton ward 

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Pukehīnau/Lambton Ward are: 

  • Iona Pannett 
  • Nicola Young 
  • Tamatha Paul

Motukairangi/ Eastern ward 

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Motukairangi/Eastern Ward are: 

  • Sarah Free 
  • Teri O’Neill 
  • Sean Rush

Paekawakawa/ Southern ward 

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Paekawakawa/Southern Ward are: 

  • Fleur Fitzsimons 
  • Laurie Foon

Tawa Community Board 

On the basis of the progress result, the people elected as councillors for Tawa Community Board are: 

  • Steph Knight 
  • Richard Herbert 
  • Graeme Hansen