One of the Kapiti Coast Council’s most vociferous critics, Jackie Elliott, has romped home in the by-election for a seat on the Ōtaki Community Board.
Ms Elliott heads the ASK US FIRST movement which has campaigned against water meters, getting more than 7,000 signatures for a referendum on meters – which the Council then ignored.
The by-election was held ( under the STV system) for an extraordinary vacancy on the Board, caused when Chair Don Moselen resigned in a scandal over his illegal use of military decorations.
The final vote count is:
Jackie Elliot, 1223;
Christine Papps, 1052;
Annie Bythell, 711.
Jacie Elliott will be sworn in at the next regular meeting of the Ōtaki Community Board at 7pm on December 4.
A total of 2437 votes were received which equates to 40.47% of the eligible voters in the Ōtaki Community Board area.