Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Macindoe claims Hamilton ward

Tim Macindoe has been confirmed as Hamilton City Council’s new East Ward Councillor.

Mr Macindoe received 5,874 votes – putting him 3,666 votes ahead of Leo Liu, who received 2,208 votes.

With special votes now included, the final results are:

MACINDOE, Tim 5,874   
LIU, Leo 2,208   
NAND, Jenny 1,894   
GONZALEZ, Jose 1,265   
BRISTER, Richard 1,065   
SMART, Anna 832   
WEST, Michael 658   
HENDERSON, Horiana 520   
TANG, Tony 509 
MCDONALD, John 478   
NG, Jono 430   
LEPINA, Marie-Claire 315   
GIELEN, Jacobus 217   
BECH, Aksel Danger 84   
TEMONI-SYME, Tania 82 

The final returns rate is 22.12%, being 12,475 votes, Council confirmed in a statement.

Mr Macindoe will be sworn in at a Council meeting today.

“Thank you to all the Hamiltonians on the east side of the river who made an effort to vote,” said Hamilton City Council Chief Executive, Lance Vervoort.

“This by-election was triggered when Cr Ryan Hamilton was elected to parliament in October, so the timing was challenging – we were required by law to hold the final voting day no earlier than 17 February. 

“The timing of the by-election in relation to the general election, the holiday season and tertiary term are all factors which are likely to have impacted voting.

“There’s also a nationwide trend toward lower voter turnout in local elections.”

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