New East Ward Councillor to be sworn in


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21 February 2018


New Hamilton City Councillor Ryan Hamilton will be sworn in at an Extraordinary Council Meeting at 9am tomorrow morning.

Mr Hamilton was the successful candidate elected in the East Ward By-Election that closed last Saturday, 17 February. 

Following introductory comments from Mayor Andrew King and Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs, Mr Hamilton will read and sign the Statutory Declaration required by the Local Government Act 2002.

The new City Councillor will then give his first speech as an elected member, after which the Extraordinary Council Meeting will close. 

The final result of the East Ward By-Election was announced via a Public Notice today. The Electoral Officer received 12,911 votes, including special votes, or 23.3 per cent of the 55,512 papers issued. Full results are available at

Mr Hamilton secured 1944 votes, some 407 votes ahead of second-placed Michael West. The By-Election attracted fifteen candidates and was held under the First-Past-the-Post electoral system. 

Hamilton City Council’s East Ward By-Election was prompted by the passing of Councillor Philip Yeung on 30 September last year.  The East Ward covers all the city east of the Waikato River and is represented by six Councillors.

What: Swearing-in Ceremony for new Hamilton City Councillor.
When: 9am, Thursday 22 February.
Where: Council Chamber, Municipal Building, Garden Place.

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