2016 Dunedin mayoral election

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2016 Dunedin mayoral election
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Candidate Dave Cull Lee Vandervis
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 17,441 11,938
Percentage 59.4 40.6

Mayor before election

Dave Cull

Elected Mayor

Dave Cull

The 2016 Dunedin mayoral election was held on Saturday, 8 October 2016 and was conducted under the single transferable voting system. Dave Cull, Dunedin's 57th mayor, was re-elected after seeing off ten challengers.

Results[edit]

Cull was re-elected, defeating centre-right challenger Lee Vandervis in the tenth and final iteration of votes; however, Cull's first preference vote was severely reduced.

Candidate Affiliation First Preference Last Iteration
Votes % +/- Votes %
Dave Cull Independent 10,816 27.1 -22.2 17,441 59.4
Lee Vandervis Independent 7,063 17.7 +2.5 11,938 40.6
Barry Timmings 5,613 14.0
Andrew Whiley 4,647 11.6 +4.4
Aaron Hawkins Green Dunedin 3,108 7.7 +0.2
Jim O'Malley 2,501 6.2
Conrad Stedman Independent 2,086 5.2
Rachel Elder 1,734 4.3
Scout Barbour-Evans 945 2.3
Abe Gray 734 1.8
Athold Bayne Stand up for Dunedin 612 1.5
Informal votes N/A [1]
Turnout 39,859

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Declaration of Result" (PDF). Dunedin City Council. Retrieved 28 November 2016.