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Hamilton City Council’s new East Ward Councillor is Mark Donovan

Your New leader for the East Ward: Mark Donovan

Final results in the Hamilton City Council East Ward By-election show Mark Donovan has 1774 votes, 208 ahead of the next highest polling candidate.

The final results are:

Mark Donovan 1774
Anna Casey-Cox 1566
Anna Smart 1470
Peter Humphreys 929
Ada Xiao 903
Horiana Henderson 779
Naomi Pocock 634
Emma Pike 577
Lisa Lewis 569
Wiremu Taylor Puke 444
Riki Manarangi 361
Pirihira Kaio 291
Ross Macleod 280
Donna Pokere-Phillips 247
Jack Gielen 209
Roshni Desai 209
Chris van der Aa 193
Colm McKeogh 180
Daniel Pascoe 129
Ritesh Chandra 125
Kat Waswo 120
Jennifer Myers 57
Michelle Houghton 47
Christopher Manson 40
Informal 37
Blank 8

Results are also available at

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate said she and other Councillors would welcome their new colleague in person, once lockdown was over.

“I want to congratulate Mark and warmly welcome him on board. We have some huge and complex challenges ahead of us and the decisions we make will impact on Hamilton for generations. So I look forward to helping Mark get up to speed very quickly so he can understand what’s at stake and make a full contribution, quickly.”

A total of 12,178 votes were received, or 20.7% of the 58,835 voting packs delivered. This compares to the 23.26% of East Ward voting packs returned in the 2018 By-election.

Hamilton City Council was required to hold a By-election following the death of East Ward Councillor Margaret Forsyth in early May.

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