Young’s may­oral bid fails

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

South Waikato District Coun­cil cham­ber may see the re­turn of a fa­mil­iar face af­ter Roddy Young was un­suc­cess­ful in his quest to be South­land’s mayor.

Pre­lim­i­nary re­sults gave Mr Young 1643 votes, well be­hind South­land District Mayor Frana Cardno’s 6783. Mrs Cardno is now in her sev­enth term as mayor.

Mr Young was a sur­prise can­di­date in South­land, the for­mer South Waikato District Coun­cil em­ployee was an out­spo­ken South Waikato ratepayer who fre­quently at­tended coun­cil meet­ings.

Mr Young felt his can­di­dacy had in­creased voter turn out, even in the neigh­bour­ing In­ver­cargill district where he was not a can­di­date.

‘‘I be­lieve my stand­ing has had an im­pact, even on the In­ver­cargill may­oralty.’’

‘‘If you take out some of the big­ger wards, it would be in­ter­est­ing to see just how close I came,’’ Mr Young said.

South­land Times

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.