Te Tai Tokerau includes the North Shore, so there’s been a by-election in my patch today.
I had good fun participating in the Get Out The Vote effort across the Shore with many other friendly volunteers. The polls have just closed, so soon we get to know if the effort we put in today – and over the past few weeks – has managed to get Kelvin over the line. It looks like it’ll be close, but Maori electorates are notoriously difficult to canvas or poll, so no-one’s quite sure.
But now: we just have to sit back and wait. What will happen to Hone’s 6,308 majority?
[99% booths in: Hone 5372 Kelvin 4582 Solomon 1003]