Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Donovan new Christchurch councillor

Celeste Donovan (pictured) has been elected Christchurch’s new Coastal ward Councillor.

Progress results show 31.25% of Coastal electors have voted in the Christchurch City Council by-election:

  • Celeste Donovan (Independent Positive Community Action) has 1507 votes.
  • David East (Independent) has 1081 votes.
  • Andre Hopman (Independent) has 962 votes.
  • Caleb Isaacs (Independent) has 920 votes.
  • Kelly Barber (Labour)  has 507 votes.
  • Katie Hays has 215 votes.
  • Nikora Nitro  has 22 votes.

Christchurch City Council Electoral Officer, Jo Daly said final results were expected by Thursday.

“Thank you to everyone who put their names forward as a candidate, and to everyone who voted,” Ms Daly said.

“It’s not just an important process for the Coastal ward – as well as representing one ward, every Councillor makes decisions on issues that impact the whole city. It’s great to have Celeste join the Council.”

The councillor vacancy was created by the resignation of James Daniels from the Council.

The last time a Councillor was elected in a Christchurch City Council by-election was in 2012, when Peter Beck was elected to represent what was then the Burwood-Pegasus ward, with a turnout of 35.06%.

Celeste Donovan will be sworn in at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 19 October.

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