Its 3pm and the provisional count is in.
|MCKENZIE, Don||Waiheke ‘A’ Team||1201||7|
|STORER, Faye||Waiheke ‘A’ Team||1119||8|
|HOLMES, Jo||Waiheke ‘A’ Team||1065||9|
Congratulations to the Essentially Waiheke team and Shirin – a clean sweep. don’t let it go to your heads.
Mainly though I think that this is a clear message from the ‘silent majority’ on the island that Fay and Jo did not spend their time on the board gaining the trust of the islanders. All the talk of engagement proved to be meaningless. The fact that both Sue McCann and Don McKenzie beat Fay and Jo is a pretty clear indictment of their behaviour over the last three years.
I’m looking forward now to some more proactive action from our local board.
Here is a chart comparing the votes from this year and 2010.
What this shows – apart from Denise’s massive support is that even in a low turnout year Paul and Beatle got more votes this year than Faye did in 2010, Shirin also beat Jo’s previous vote.