2010 Dunedin mayoral election

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2010 Dunedin mayoral election
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Candidate Dave Cull Peter Chin Lee Vandervis
Party Greater Dunedin Independent Independent
Popular vote 21,757 14,084 5,917
Percentage 48.6 31.5 13.2

Mayor before election

Peter Chin

Elected Mayor

Dave Cull

The 2010 Dunedin mayoral election occurred on Saturday, 9 October 2010 and was conducted under the Single Transferable Voting system.

The candidates for mayor included Peter Chin, the incumbent who contested for a third consecutive term. He faced six other candidates. Of these, three stood in the 2007 mayoral race (former councillor Lee Vandervis, who came second, Olivier Lequeux, who came fifth, and Jimmy Knowles, who finished last). Other candidates include incumbent city councillor Dave Cull, Aaron Hawkins and Kevin Dwyer.

Dave Cull won the mayoral election becoming Dunedin's 57th mayor.[1]

Opinion Polling[edit]

Source Date (published) Chin Cull Vandervis
ODT [2] (27 September) 37.4% 45.9% 11%
ODT [3] 6 October 31% 54.2% 11.8%

Results[edit]

44770

Candidate Affiliation First Preference Last Iteration
Votes % Votes %
Dave Cull Greater Dunedin 21,757 48.60 22,832 51.89
Peter Chin Independent 14,084 31.46 14,453 32.86
Lee Vandervis 5,917 13.22 6,692 15.21
Aaron Hawkins Independent 1,527 3.41 (469) -
Olivier Lequeux 1,164 2.60 (227) -
Kevin Dwyer 197 0.44 (60) -
Jimmy Knowles 124 0.28 (37) -
Informal votes 57
Turnout 45,218 52.34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cull wins Dunedin mayoralty". Otago Daily Times. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Poll shows two horse race". Otago Daily Times. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Cull leads latest poll". Otago Daily Times. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.

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