City Vision (political ticket)

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City Vision
Founded 1998
Political position Centre-left to Left-wing
Colors Red and green
Auckland Council[1]
1 / 20
Auckland Local Board Members[2]
14 / 149
Auckland District Health Board
3 / 7
Auckland City Licensing trusts
1 / 35
Website
cityvision.org.nz

City Vision is a centre-left coalition of two political parties, the New Zealand Labour Party and the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and community independents who contest Auckland Council (and previously Auckland City and Auckland Regional Council) elections every three years. They have usually caucused in affiliation with Labour Party councillors and progressive independents.

History[edit]

City Vision originated in 1998[3] with a view to contesting and challenging the Citizens and Ratepayers Association (C&R) which had dominated control of the Auckland City Council since the C&R's formation in the 1930s. City Vision have traditionally held representation in the centre-west and south of Auckland City.

City Vision candidates gained partial control of the Auckland City Council with the appointment of their first leader Bruce Hucker as Deputy Mayor of Auckland City in the 1998-2001 Christine Fletcher Mayoral administration, but received an electoral setback in 2001 with the election of a John Banks/C&R led council.

City Vision and Labour formed a working majority after the 2004 elections (winning nine seats)[4] plus the election of Dick Hubbard to the Mayoralty, partnering with Action Hobson anti-motorway councillors to form a bloc of twelve out of twenty.[5] This council term saw public discontent over rates rises and water-price rises, as well as public anger over accusations of wasteful spending like overseas travel.[citation needed] This term was also marked by infighting inside City Vision, with the deposition of leader Bruce Hucker and his replacement by Labour Councillor Richard Northey (a former Labour MP).[6][7]

City Vision lost the 2007 elections to a John Banks/Citizens-and-Ratepayers team,finding themselves reduced to three councillors, in addition to two Labour councillors also re-elected.

Richard Northey continued as the leader of the City Vision and Labour bloc on Auckland City's council from the 2007 elections onwards.

In the 2010 elections, the first for the new Auckland Council, Cathy Casey won a seat for City Vision. Winning candidates endorsed by City Vision were Mike Lee for council and Len Brown for mayor. Labour won another two council seats. City Vision won the majority on two local boards: Waitemata, which includes the central business district, and Albert Eden. They also hold two seats on the Puketapapa local board under the affiliation Roskill Community Voice.

In the 2013 elections, Cathy Casey retained her council seat for City Vision. Winning candidates endorsed by City Vision were Mike Lee for council and Len Brown for mayor. City Vision and affiliates hold the majority on three local boards: the majority was maintained on Waitemata and Albert-Eden local boards while City Vision members gained a majority on Puketapapa local board under the affiliation Roskill Community Voice.

In 2016 City Vision called for a total review of local voting, including evaluation of online voting feasibility and a single polling day.[8]

Auckland Local Elections[edit]

Election Candidates nominated Seats won
Local Board Candidates Council Candidates Health Board Candidates Licensing trust Candidates Local Board Seats Council Seats Health Board Seats Licensing trust Seats
2004 [9] 22/52 9/19 5/7 3/9
17 / 52
9 / 19
3 / 7
2 / 9
2007 [10] 20/52 9/19 4/7 3/9
9 / 52
3 / 19
3 / 7
1 / 9
2010 22/149 2/20 4/21 3/41
10 / 149
1 / 20
2 / 21
2 / 41
2013 19/149 2/20 7/21 3/35
14 / 149
1 / 20
2 / 21
1 / 35
2016 15/149 2/20 7/21 3/35
14 / 149
1 / 20
3 / 21
2 / 35

Current Representatives[11][edit]

Councillors[edit]

Local Boards[edit]

  • Peter Haynes - Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Margi Watson - Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Jessica Rose - Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Glenda Fryer - Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Graeme Easte - Albert-Eden Local Board
  • Pippa Coom - Waitematā Local Board
  • Shale Chambers - Waitematā Local Board
  • Adriana Christie - Waitematā Local Board
  • Richard Northey - Waitematā Local Board
  • Mark Davey - Waitematā Local Board
  • Vernon Tava - Waitematā Local Board
  • Julie Fairey - Puketapapa Local Board
  • Anne-Marie Coury - Puketapapa Local Board
  • David Holm - Puketapapa Local Board
  • Harry Doig - Puketapapa Local Board
  • Shail Kaushal - Puketapapa Local Board

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results 2016". Aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  2. ^ also includes Roskill Community Voice
  3. ^ "About us: City Vision Auckland". City Vision. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  4. ^ Orsman, Bernard (6 August 2007). "City Vision opens bid to stay on top". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Orsman, Bernard; Beston, Anne (22 October 2004). "Left take up reins of power". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  6. ^ McCarten, Matt (8 July 2007). "Jostling for position starts as local authority elections loom". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Orsman, Bernard (27 June 2007). "Isolated Hucker vows to fight on". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Orsman, Bernard (4 October 2016). "Low turnout renews calls for online voting at local elections". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Election results Final official election results 2004". aucklandcity.govt.nz. 2004. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  10. ^ "Election results Final official election results 2007". aucklandcity.govt.nz. 2007. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  11. ^ "Election results 2016". www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 

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