Auckland Future

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Auckland Future
Founded2016
Political position Centre-right
Localism
Colors     Blue
SloganMake it happen
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Auckland Future is a political ticket which runs for seats on the Auckland Council. It campaigned on a fiscally conservative platform. Auckland Future has announced that it will not be standing candidates in the 2019 local body elections. [2]

Auckland Council Unitary territorial authority in Auckland, New Zealand

The Auckland Council is the local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand. The governing body consists of a mayor and 20 councillors, elected from 13 wards. There are also 149 members of 21 local boards who make decisions on matters local to their communities. It is the largest council in Oceania, with a $3 billion annual budget, $29 billion of ratepayer equity, and 9,870 full-time staff as of 30 June 2016. The council began operating on 1 November 2010, combining the functions of the previous regional council and the region's seven city and district councils into one "super council" or "super city".

Contents

Policies

Auckland Future has a four-point policy for a fiscally conservative Auckland. It consists of the following pledges; [3]

  1. Keeping rates low
  2. Cutting waste
  3. Reducing staff costs
  4. Getting debt under control

The ticket was formed in order to combat dissatisfaction with the status quo in the Auckland Council while under Mayor Len Brown, who served two terms 2010–16. Auckland Future's aims were to ensure that rates are kept low and that the council could be held accountable by those who elected them for any pledges it committed to. [4]

Mayor of Auckland head of the Auckland Council

The Mayor of Auckland is the directly elected head of the Auckland Council, the local government authority for the Auckland Region in New Zealand, which it controls as a unitary authority. The position exists since October 2010 after the amalgamation of various territorial authorities. The mayor is supported by a deputy mayor.

Len Brown 1st mayor of Greater Auckland

Leonard Charles Brown is a former mayor of Auckland, New Zealand, and former head of the Auckland Council. He won the 2010 Auckland mayoral election on 9 October 2010 and was sworn in as Mayor of Auckland on 1 November 2010, being the first to hold that title for the amalgamated Auckland "Super City", and was re-elected in 2013. Brown had previously been elected mayor of Manukau City in October 2007, the second time he ran for that office. Brown is married to Shirley Anne "Shan" Inglis, and has three daughters: Samantha, Olivia and Victoria.

Many National Party members supported the ticket, and given that National does not run candidates in local body elections, the support from its members was an indication of the party's support for Auckland Future. [5] Like the National Party, Auckland Future intends to be a fiscally conservative ticket and much of the policy is ideologically aligned with the National Party.

New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political party

The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.

Auckland Future ran a region-wide campaign in the leadup to the 2016 Auckland local elections, but secured few seats. In March 2019, it announced that it would not field candidates at the 2019 election. [6]

The 2016 Auckland local elections took place between September and October 2016 by postal vote. The elections were the third since the merger of seven councils into the Auckland Council, which is composed of the mayor and 20 councillors, and 149 members of 21 local boards. Twenty-one district health board members and 41 licensing trust members were also elected.

The 2019 Auckland local elections will take place between September and October 2019 by postal vote. The elections will be the fourth since the merger of seven councils into the Auckland Council, which is composed of the mayor and 20 councillors, and 149 members of 21 local boards. Twenty-one district health board members and 41 licensing trust members will also be elected.

Elected Representatives

Current Representatives [7]

Local Boards

Kaipātiki Local Board

The Kaipātiki Local Board is one of the 21 local boards of Auckland Council, and is one of the two boards overseen by the council's North Shore ward councillors. It covers Glenfield south to Northcote Point. Its eastern border is the Northern Motorway and its western border is the Waitematā Harbour. The board sits at the Citizen's Advice Bureau in Bentley Ave, Glenfield. AUT's Akoranga Campus is the only tertiary institution in the North Shore ward, and it is in the Kaipātiki board area.

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board

The Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board is one of the 21 local boards of the Auckland Council. It is the only local board overseen by the council's Maungakiekie-Tāmaki ward councillor.

Upper Harbour Local Board Local board of Auckland Council in Auckland, New Zealand

The Upper Harbour Local Board is one of the 21 local boards of the Auckland Council, and is one of the two boards overseen by the council's Albany ward councillors.

Former Representatives

Councillors

Local boards

Election results

ElectionCandidates nominatedSeats won
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Structure

Auckland Future is governed by a by a 10-member board, which in 2017 was made up of; [9]

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References

  1. "Election results 2016". Aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  2. Niall, Todd (7 March 2019). "Centre-right Auckland Future party to sit out 2019 local body election". Stuff.co.nz . Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. "Fiscal Responsibility Pledge". Auckland Future. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  4. "Auckland Future". Kiwiblog. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  5. "Nats back new Auckland ticket". New Zealand Herald. 2015-10-28. ISSN   1170-0777 . Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  6. "Centre-right Auckland Future party to sit out 2019 local body election". Stuff.co.nz . 7 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. "Election results 2016". www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  8. "Election results 2016". www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  9. "About". Auckland Future. Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-01-16.