Local election candidates named  

The preliminary list of Auckland local election candidates has been released.

There are 21 mayoral candidates, 54 people vying for councillor roles, and 348 people contesting local board positions.

Standing for the Howick seat on Auckland Council are incumbents Sharon Stewart (Independent) and Paul Young (Independent) as well as current Howick Local Board chair David Collings (Collings for Council), Botany’s Damian Light (Independent) and Howick’s Tofik Mamedov (East Vision).

There are also 83 candidates for the three Auckland DHBs (compared to 72 in 2016) and 61 candidates for the five licensing trusts (compared to 63 in 2016).

Auckland Council consists of a mayor, 20 councillors and 149 local board members. A total of 468 candidates stood for council in 2016.

Howick Local Board (Botany Subdivision)
HARDING Ashleigh Independent; JOHNSON Mark Labour Party; MEHDI Masooma; MILLWARD Lance Labour Party; SHARMA VIJ Nivedita C&R – Communities and Residents; SINGH Ajaypal;
SINGH Kharag Labour Party; TURINSKY Mike, Practical not Political; WICHMAN Bob C&R – Communities and Residents; YOUNG Peter C&R – Communities and Residents/

Howick Local Board (Howick Subdivision)
ANDREWS Jess East Vision; BARNETT Richie C&R – Communities and Residents; BURNS Bo weknowhowick; DONALD Jim Independent; SHEEHY Matthew Independent; SPILLER John weknowhowick; STEWART Sharon Independent; WHITE Adele weknowhowick;
WOOD Barry Independent.

Howick Local Board (Pakuranga Subdivision)
BALOCH Khalyd; BOLES Garry C&R – Communities and Residents; BUNGARD Katrina C&R – Communities and Residents; COLLINGS David C&R – Communities and Residents; FLEMING Peter Independent; HUANG Wayne; KENDALL Bruce ; MAMEDOV Tofik East Vision; SMITH Dale; UDY Steve Independent; XIAO Morgan East Vision