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C&R Announces Candidates for 29 Positions

C&R Announces Candidates for 2016 Auckland Local Elections – standing for 29 elected positions   

4 August 2016

C&R – Communities & Residents, the organisation with 79 years of continuous commitment to Auckland’s local government, has confirmed its line-up of 2016 candidates to contest 29 places in the Ōrākei and Albert-Eden-Roskill Wards, the Ōrākei, Albert-Eden and Puketapapa Local Boards, as well as the Auckland District Health Board.

The Candidate list was announced today by the President of C&R, Karen Sherry.

“It’s fantastic that such a strong and diverse team of candidates has emerged through our contested and democratic, membership selection process” C&R President Karen Sherry said. “These people have the skills and they reflect the communities and neighbourhoods they are standing in.”   

 “C&R Communities & Residents has a great mix of emerging talent coming through to contribute to the next 79 years of Auckland local governance, who combined with the experience and integrity of our wider C&R team, will ensure Aucklanders have the best possible people representing them in the important decisions about how our region and our local communities develop”.

“For Council in Albert-Eden-Roskill, we have Benjamin Lee who represents younger professionals who want to make Auckland their home. He works in the airline industry and graduated from Auckland University's School of Engineering. He is standing with former Auckland Mayor and incumbent Councillor, Christine Fletcher. In Õrãkei, Desley Simpson, the current and well-respected Orakei Local Board Chair is our Council candidate. The mix in representation is critical and is also reflected in our Local Board candidates. This helps to ensure a more representative view of the issues facing our residents and communities.”

“We encourage all Aucklanders to get involved in the issues this election and to vote in October. We are asking voters to vote for their C&R teams of candidates”

C&R’s 2016 candidates are:                                                                                 

Ōrākei Ward:  Desley Simpson

Ōrākei Local Board:  Carmel Claridge, Troy Churton, Colin Davis, Toni Millar QSM, Kit Parkinson, Rosalind Rundle & David Wong

Albert-Eden-Roskill Ward: Cr Hon Christine Fletcher QSO and Benjamin Lee

Albert-Eden Local Board– Maungawhau subdivision: David Burt, Lee Corrick, Rachel Langton, Benjamin Lee

Albert-Eden Local Board – Owairaka subdivision: Jeffrey Johnson, Callum Lo, Angela Olsen, Monique Poirier

Puketāpapa Local Board: Dev Bhardwaj, Ella Kumar, John Lister OBE, Mosa Mafileo, Michael Smith, Nigel Turnbull

Auckland District Health Board: Peter Aitken, Judith Bassett QSO, Alastair Bell, Lee Mathias ONZM, Scott Milne

Media Contacts

Karen Sherry, 029 846 5871 

Councillor Christine Fletcher: 027 276 0013

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