2007 Wellington City mayoral election

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2007 Wellington City mayoral election
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  2004 13 October 2007 2010  
  Kerry Prendergast, 2011.jpg Ray Ahipene-Mercer 2016.jpg
Candidate Kerry Prendergast Ray Ahipene-Mercer Bryan Pepperell
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote21,86810,89910,125
Percentage50.98%25.41%23.61%

Mayor before election

Kerry Prendergast

Elected Mayor

Kerry Prendergast

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Results

The following table shows detailed results:

2007 Wellington City mayoral election [2]
PartyCandidate1st round2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
TotalOf roundTransfersTotalOf round
Independent Kerry Prendergast 17,91034.89%3,95821,86850.98%
Independent Ray Ahipene-Mercer 6,95413.55%3,94510,89925.41%
Independent Bryan Pepperell5,68011.07%4,44510,12523.61%
Independent Helene Ritchie 5,55910.83%
Independent Jack Ruben3,9307.66%
Independent Rob Goulden3,1876.21%
Independent John McGrath3,1066.05%
Independent Carl Gifford1,7303.37%
Independent Paul Bailey1,5122.95%
Workers Party Nick Kelly9321.82%
Independent Nick Wang8381.63%

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References

  1. "Prendergast wins third term in Wgtn". The Dominion Post. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  2. "Elections - 2007 Final Results". Wellington City Council. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2010.