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Election results – Brown Wins!

Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, October 9th, 2010 - 62 comments
Categories: auckland supercity, local body elections, local government - Tags:

There are various good online sources for following the local body election results:

The Herald is running a live updates page.

Stuff has an interactive map that links through to various sources.

There’s the Elections 2010 website, on which of course the main event will be the Auckland mayoral race (provisional result expected around 2pm apparently).

National Radio is also planning a special Checkpoint report at 5pm this evening.

Plenty of interesting races to watch, I won’t be about but have fun!

[Update – Just as I was leaving, The Herald (linked above) reports that Brown has won in Auckland]

62 comments on “Election results – Brown Wins! ”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    Your Herald link goes to the Elections 2010 website.

    Oh, and the Herald has the breaking news that Len Brown won.

  2. Peter G 3

    Len has won, he thrashed Banks by about 60,000 votes. !!

    • come get some 3.1

      According to jarbury over at auckland transport blog “1.12 – That’s a pretty massive win, by around 60,000 votes. Interestingly, third place Colin Craig polled at around 60,000 votes.”

  3. Mako 4

    Awesome, awesome news!

  4. come get some 5

    1.02pm: With almost 95 per cent of the votes counted, Len Brown has won the Auckland mayoralty.

    Mr Brown has approximately 221,000 votes to Mr Banks’ 161,000.

    12.59: John Banks has arrived at the Auckland Town Hall to wait for election results to come in, saying he “expects a good outcome”.

    Personally I think it’s better than a good outcome, it’s excellent

    • comedy 5.1

      “Personally I think it’s better than a good outcome, it’s excellent”

      Why ? How is this excellent for Auckland ? What will having Len Brown as mayor do for Auckland and Auckland ratepayers ?

      Isn’t this just the same same old changing of the guard every voting cycle or two that will usher in no change apart from increased rates ?

      • come get some 5.1.1

        capcha: cause

        but seriously

        a Mayor who has a spine? a Mayor who isn’t a disgusting bigot? A Mayor who has committed to bringing Auckland out of the horrible car orgy it has become?

        Banks is a fucking dickhead?

        • comedy 5.1.1.1

          I’ve been pretty open that I don’t think what we’ve had …… well forever in Auckland region in relation to mayors and councillors will cut it As far as I’m concerned Brown or Banks is more of the same as their predecessors promise promise promise prior to the elections and then proceed to deliver fuck all apart from rate increases.

          Judging by the turnouts at this and previous council elections and those throughout the country a large proportion of the population has pretty much lost interest and feel utterly disenfranchised by the lot of them.

          If Brown can prove me wrong great for him but I remain cynical until proven otherwise.

      • felix 5.1.2

        Who knows, com.

        Maybe he’ll thwart the Key/Hide government’s plans to sell off the assets bought and paid for by the people of Auckland.

        • comedy 5.1.2.1

          Channeling Travelleve ?

          Zilch will happen to change the staus quo – contracts will continue to be awarded to the governments and councils/councillors mates and the ratepayer will be shafted… as per usual

          • felix 5.1.2.1.1

            ??

            I’m not talking about contracts. I’m talking about flogging the family silver.

            You been following Auckland local body politics for longer that 3 years com? If so my statement above won’t appear controversial in any way.

            • comedy 5.1.2.1.1.1

              Which family silver you talking about ?

              • BLiP

                Changed your avatar, have you?

              • felix

                Buses and trains. Watercare. The Ports. The Libraries. Roads. Parks.

                Lock, stock, the fucking lot.

                • comedy

                  Eh what roads, libraries, ports, parks etc etc have been sold……. I didn’t notice.

                  • felix

                    None – and with a lefty supercity council I doubt they’ll be able to.

                    Remember last time they tried it? Via the ARST? Didn’t work out too good for them – bloody democracy – but the plans just got shelved for later.

                    And if Banks had gotten elected, “later” would be monday lunchtime.

  5. illuminatedtiger 6

    The dark cynical cloud that has hung over Auckland for too long has been vanquished. I wish Len Brown the best as he hails in a new era of inclusive, competent leadership in Auckland.

  6. kriswgtn 7

    Bye banksy you dickhead

  7. nilats 8

    Parker has won Chch, what a seismic shift from 6 weeks ago:)

  8. Blue Boy 9

    Thank fuck I don’t live in Dorkland, you can have that face slapping fuckwit. I assume Diljat Singh will be his deputy!!!

  9. Lazy Susan 10

    This is great news. What a fantastic victory . Congratulations to Len – what’s more he did it in spite of everything the right and their MSM lackies threw at him.

  10. sweetd 11

    Will len tell us who was at the restaurant now?

  11. gobsmacked 12

    Winners: Len Brown. Democracy. Auckland.

    Losers: John Banks. Smears. Right-wing blogs. John Key. Rodney Hide.

    It’s a good, good day.

    • comedy 12.1

      How has democracy won when only around 50% voted ?

      • gobsmacked 12.1.1

        As long as we have voting by junk mail, the turnout is not going to match elections to Parliament. That needs to change, IMHO.

        But it was much higher than in previous years, and still higher than many local elections overseas (e.g. UK).

      • Mac1 12.1.2

        Those who wanted to, voted.

        I agree though, a more inclusive, humane,decent and clean political period should increase democratic participation.

      • Kaplan 12.1.3

        So you wanted banks to lose by 120,000?

        • comedy 12.1.3.1

          I would just have preferred to have more candidates that could have captured the public’s imagination and caused them to be interested enough to vote actually.

          • felix 12.1.3.1.1

            Did you vote?

            • comedy 12.1.3.1.1.1

              Only for my local councillors and DHB – I couldn’t in all honesty vote for any of the mayoral candidates

              • felix

                Understandable. Neither of the frontrunners are exactly inspiring, are they?

                With this in mind I’m reading the result not as a massive landslide for Brown but a massive landslide against Banks.

                • comedy

                  Indeed.. proof’s in the pudding though, none of us really know what we’re in for….check back in a couple of years.

                  Do you like the new colour scheme I’m going for rainbow blogging ? I expect to be sent to the naughty chair Shortly

  12. Bored 13

    What number does Banks have on the ACT list? Just added you say, well at the rate they are going through MPs he should be in and out of the House prior to the next election.

  13. come get some 14

    Local ward election results are being posted here – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10679274

    Very glad to see Mike Lee elected in Waitemata and Gulf, and great to see Armstrong has been kicked out of Orakei

  14. gingercrush 15

    Shadbolt wins Invercargill. North Shore had good sense to not vote in Williams

  15. My day has been made , like it or not ,the majority have voted for a left leaning council, in the city that has the most voters in NZ. The Nat’s will
    be fuming . Just watch the dirty tricks brigade now! Watch for the sleazy moves by Crosby -Textor and the Pacific Union. Over the next year the political Left will have to have eyes everywhere. I’m picking the that Key/Hide party will be using all the tricks they can to thwart any action by the new Auckland council.

  16. Armchair Critic 17

    Look at the polls, look at the polls. Oh goodness, that looks like a bit of a swing to the left.

  17. come get some 18

    http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/auckland-progress-results.pdf

    Table of results for Auckland

    Interesting to note that Daljit Singh even with his extra votes was no where near getting elected in Papatoetoe

    • Draco T Bastard 18.1

      What extra votes? The scam was detected early enough so that those votes wouldn’t have been counted.

      • come get some 18.1.1

        Sorry it was a what if style statement.

        If they hadn’t have been caught, and the votes had have been counted, he still had no chance.

  18. Tel 19

    Unfortunately Rodney has been trapped in the dark ages with the Sarah Palin impersonator Penny Webster, which is made all the worse when you see a talented candidate like Christine Rose miss the ticket. On the brightside Webster might get flattened by a mobility scooter in Orewa.

  19. rosy 20

    Kerry Prendergast leads by just 40 votes over Celia Wade-Brown after preliminary counting

  20. The Voice of Reason 21

    Excellent result in Whangaz! Lhaws comes a miserable fifth on the council vote and has almost completely burnt off all his political capital. New progressive mayor Annette Main will have solid support from most councillors, including prospective Labour MP Hamish MacDouall.

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