Local board welcomes new member following by-election

Publish Date : 24 Feb 2023
GBI by-election
Laura Caine, newly elected member of Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board

Results from the Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board by-election confirm Laura Caine as the newest member elected to the board.

The by-election was announced in October 2022 when one of the board’s members resigned from their position.

Voting for the by-election was to have closed Friday 17 February but due to recent storm events and its impact on the local community, the voting period was extended by a week and closed today, Friday 24 February, at noon.

457 people cast their votes which is 49 per cent of the total pool of electors on Aotea.

“This is a pleasing result,” says Rose Leonard, Auckland Council’s Manager Governance Services.

“It shows the importance residents of the island place on having a full complement of local representatives on the board.

“Although down from the outstanding 56.6 percent at the recent local election, the turnout is within the normal range for by-elections and considerably above the voter turnout average for Auckland,” she adds.

Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board chair Izzy Fordham says they are looking forward to having a full board again and welcoming new member Laura Caine.

Laura Caine will be sworn in at the business meeting on Tuesday 28 February, taking place at Claris Conference Centre.

Check the Vote Auckland website for more detail.

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