Glenda Barratt wins with 606 votes, a previous sitting councillor.
Only 3282 votes cast, which represented 24.1% of the vote.
No doubt COVID DELTA lockdown had a impact on peoples interest in local by election, and the ability of prospective councillors to walk the talk.
Final results below:
Hutt City Central Ward councillor (1 vacancy)
Family name First name(s) Affiliation Votes received Barratt Glenda Independent 606 Caswell Phil 33 Clayton Henry Independent 567 Fox Andrew Independent 69 Hilton Andrea 592 Lulich Michael Independent 528 Monrad Simon 161 Morgan Thomas Independent 75 Richter Evelyn 69 Roper Ash 99 Shahzhad Faran Independent 370 Wilson Colin Independent 92 Informal 8 Blank Voting Papers 13
Glenda BARRATT is declared elected.
The voter return was 24.15%, being 3282 votes.
Henry Clayton (who ran third) candidate, is encouraging all voters to support single transferable vote (STV) at the referendum to be held with the full Hutt City Council elections in October 2022.
resignation of David Bassett has resulted in a by election for the Central Ward in Lower Hutt – with one year left to run before the next city wide election.
Voting will be by postal vote with voting papers starting to arrive in the mail to households in the Central Ward from 19 August
Voting will close at noon on 10 September.
The Central ward geographically covers:-
Lower Hutt Central Ward Geographical Boundaries
Candidates do not have to reside in the geographic area, or within Lower Hutt.
who are the candidates – all have stated they are politically Independent and are:-
Glenda Barratt Phil Caswell Henry Clayton Andrew Fox Andrea Hilton Michael Lulich Simon Monrad Thomas Morgan Evelyn Richter Ash Roper Faran Shahzad Colin Wilson
The Twelve Candidates for Hutt City Council Central ward vacancy at Public meeting in Library 11 August
To help in the search for further detail about the candidates, as we are all time poor, compiled below is their social media links and any other details found online around their political aspirations, not their personal (it is not complete and will be updated as more become available or are advised)-
In no particular order:
If you have any further political profiles for any the above candidates please let us know.
Candidates Flyers Gallery
Also listen to the candidates in their own words courtesy of the
Who will put their hand up in the
#Hutt By Election for the Central Ward – no one has as yet – or are they all playing their cards close to their chest.