Miccio new Nelson mayor

21:58, Oct 10 2010

Aldo Miccio is Nelson's new mayor.

The champagne was flowing at Nelson bar Plan B, as his supporters celebrated his win, announced just after 1pm today.

Mr Miccio, elected as a first-term candidate in 2007 as part of the Hands Up team, said his priority was to "put a team together" and create the type of council Nelson deserved.

He was joined in the celebration by his wife Kim and three children.




The following voting table is based on the counting of approximately 98% of the returned voting papers.  The progress result does not include some special votes and voting papers returned today that are still in transit to the processing centre.  The outcome of these elections may change once all voting papers have been counted.


MICCIO, Aldo                                   Independent                                                                        6,077

REESE, Rachel                                                                                                                        4,722
WATSON, Gary                                                                                                                        1,769
MARSHALL, Kerry                                                                                                                    1,687
WARD, Mike                                                                                                                            1,118

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                   35
BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            199

Council (12 vacancies):

REESE, Rachel*                                                                                                                       9,259
RACKLEY, Jeff                                                                                                                         6,829
BARKER, Ian*                                                                                                                          6,520
COLLINGWOOD, Gail Patricia*                                                                                                  5,999
RAINEY, Pete*                                                                                                                         5,990
BOSWIJK, Ali*                                                                                                                          5,791
WARD, Mike                                                                                                                            5,552
COPELAND, Ruth                                                                                                                     5,263
SHAW, Derek*                                                                                                                          4,932
DAVY, Eric                                                                                                                               4,928
MATHESON, Paul                                                                                                                     4,834
FULTON, Kate                                 Independent                                                                        4,815

TURLEY, Alan                                                                                                                          4,692
BLACKHAM, Paul                            Independent                                                                        4,384
WATSON, Gary                                                                                                                        4,053
DOWNEY, Bernard                                                                                                                   3,827
GARDENER, Kevin                                                                                                                   3,619
PARLANE, Adrian                                                                                                                     3,574
BRADLEY, Butch                                                                                                                      3,430
MILLAR, Errol                                                                                                                           3,377
SHAW, Greg                                                                                                                            3,358
DOWIE, Nigel                                                                                                                           3,291
BOULTON, Paul                                                                                                                        3,144
GANE, Mike                                    Independent                                                                        3,127
THOMPSON, Philip                                                                                                                   3,067
DUNLOP, Andrew                            Independent                                                                        2,931
BRIGGS, Hugh                                                                                                                         2,770
RANDLE, Darren Alexander John       Independent                                                                        2,600
JOHNSTONE, Marie                                                                                                                  2,536
CLOVER, Andy                                Independent                                                                        2,502
FITZSIMON, Anne                                                                                                                     2,263
CABLE, Jim                                                                                                                              2,213
WILKINSON, Tash                                                                                                                    1,963
SMITH, Patrick                                                                                                                         1,898
NEWMAN, Alf                                                                                                                           1,573
GRAHAM, Shane                                                                                                                      1,359
HORN, Carl                                                                                                                              1,247

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                  109
BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                            179

The voter return was 46.78%, being 15,806 voting papers, excluding voting papers in transit to the processing centre and special votes.