Andrew Judd elected mayor of New Plymouth
New Plymouth has a new mayor.
Voters have overwhelmingly sided with two term councillor Andrew Judd, electing him mayor by a huge 16,883 votes to incumbent Harry Duynhoven's 7677.
Mr Duynhoven becomes the first New Plymouth mayor in more than 50 years to be voted out after one term. Other New Plymouth mayoral candidates, Craig Piercy and Chris Wilkes, did not even come close with 1595 and 1175 votes respectively.
In South Taranaki mayor Ross Dunlop held on comfortably with 5223 votes. His nearest challenger, Selwyn Metcalfe got just 1723.
In Stratford Neil Volzke was also returned by a large majority.More results and analysis to follow.
Taranaki Daily News