Results bring some new blood to district council
Returns to date
There are four new faces around the South Waikato District Council table following Saturday’s election.
The new representative for Tirau is Warren Lee, Adrienne Bell is one of three councillors for Putaruru and Alan Blair and Barrie Herlihy are the two new members for Tokoroa.
Incumbents Frances Campbell and Wendy Cook were not reelected after several terms each as representatives for Tokoroa. Putaruru councillor Shane McMahon and Tirau’s Eileen Barker did not seek re-election.
Mrs Campbell was just 105 votes shy of being re-elected while in Putaruru Roy Robbins missed out on a council seat by only 36 votes.
Neil Sinclair has been elected for a third term as mayor with a majority of 2703 votes over Johnny Dryden who was unsuccessful for all three positions he contested.
Jenny Shattock was again the highest polling candidate in Tokoroa and will almost certainly be reaffirmed as deputy Preliminary results of the South Waikato District Council election (successful candidates are in bold):
Mayor (one position): Neil Sinclair, 3833 votes; Johnny Dryden, 1130; Sharon Clair, 739.
Tirau Ward (one position): Warren Lee, 322; Sharon Clair, 158.
Putaruru Ward (three positions): Herman Van Rooijen, 1103; Anne Edmeades, 1033; Adrienne Bell; 745; Roy Robbins, 711; Martin Bloxham, 637.
Tokoroa Ward (six mayor at the council’s first meeting on October 21.
Not counting special votes 5049 voters were cast in the election, representing 39.48 per cent of the voting papers sent to electors.
The Tirau Community Board positions): Jenny Shattock, 2350; Barrie Herlihy, 1637; Lyn Corban, 1629; Alan Blair, 1600; Mike Gubb, 1572; Brenda Watkins, 1445; Frances Campbell, 1341; Colin Bridle, 1292; Wendy Cook, 1267; Johnny Dryden, 1224; Puapii DanielNgatae, 1216; Robin Atkins, 863; Pius Zammit, 414; Ken Mconie, 359; Max Davis, 351.
Tirau Community Board (four positions, no election necessary): Nora Martelletti; Geoffrey Poole; Heather Spinley; Fiona van Lent. has been elected without the need for an election as there were only four candidates for the four positions.
Those elected are Nora Martelletti, Geoffrey Poole, Heather Spinley and Fiona van Lent.