Christchurch mayoral election, 2004

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Christchurch mayoral election, 2004
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Candidate Garry Moore Aaron Keown Jamie Gough
Party Christchurch 2021 Independent Independent
Popular vote 61,170 11,476 7,200

Mayor before election

Garry Moore

Elected Mayor

Garry Moore

The Christchurch mayoral election, 2004 was part of the New Zealand local elections, 2004. On 9 October of that year, elections were held for the Mayor of Christchurch plus other local government roles. Incumbent Garry Moore successfully contested a third term in office with a decisive majority. The second-placed candidate, Aaron Keown, received almost 50,000 fewer votes than Moore.[1] Keown ran as an Independent, but contested the 2008 general election for ACT New Zealand, standing in the Waimakariri electorate.[2] The third-placed candidate, Jamie Gough, was only 18 years old at the time.[3]

Both Keown and Gough were elected Christchurch City Councillors at the 2010 local elections.[4][5]

Results

Christchurch mayoral election, 2004[1][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Christchurch 2021 Garry Moore 61,170 69.70 +27.15
Independent Aaron Keown 11,476 13.08 +9.09
Independent Jamie Gough 7,200 8.20
Independent Bob Nimmo 2,378 2.71
National Front Kyle Chapman 1,665 1.90
Independent Paul Telfer 1,560 1.78 +1.51
Independent Blair Anderson 823 0.94
Anti-Capitalist Alliance Sam Kingi 719 0.82
Communist League Annalucia Vermunt 395 0.45 +0.12
Independent Michael Hansen 372 0.42 +0.24
Informal votes 255
Rejected ballots 3,344 3.67
Majority 49,694 56.63
Turnout 91,102 38.61 -9.71

Voting statistics

Participation in local elections has been falling for years. In the 2004 local election, only 38.6% of registered voters cast their vote. The following table shows the voting statistics since the 1989 local elections:[6]

1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004
Electors on rolls 200,915 208,533 215,621 223,832 227,793 235,930
Voters 121,680 105,982 107,450 116,511 110,068 91,0271
Percentage voted 60.56% 50.82% 49.83% 52.05% 48.32% 38.58%

Table notes: 1 Note that the number of voters reported in the summary report differs by 75 compared to the declaration of results of election.

References

  1. ^ a b c Robertson, Max (20 October 2004). "Declaration of Results of Elections" (PDF). Christchurch City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Party Lists of Successful Registered Parties (2008)". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Three rivals for Christchurch mayor". The New Zealand Herald. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Gates, Charlie (29 January 2011). "'Lord Gough's' brush with the bogans". The Press. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carter goes top of Christchurch council class". The Press. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Robertson, Max (20 October 2004). "Report of the Electoral Officer" (PDF). Christchurch City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
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