Final results have confirmed Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton has been returned for a second term following the 2019 Selwyn District Council elections.

Three new councillors have been elected and eight councillors from the previous council have been returned.

Mr Broughton says he’s excited about the opportunity to continue leading on behalf of the district and welcomed the three new councillors. “It’s cool to have three new faces around the Council table for the life that they will bring and the outside voices they will contribute to the discussions we have been having.”

The new Council’s priority is to meet and get to know each other and to deliver on the major projects the Council has committed to on behalf of the community, he says. “Through the election all elected members receive a lot of feedback on how we’re doing. It’s good to know we all love living in Selwyn and we will continue to look to improve in areas where people see that need.”

Fresh water management and provision of safe drinking water to communities will continue to be a focus, he says. “We will be meeting government legislative requirements, however we will continue to uphold our Selwyn identity and support finding local solutions to local problems.”

The final voter return was 41.88%, or 16,880 votes excluding special votes. See our elections page for full results.

Last modified: 22 Oct 2019 1:28pm