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Fleur Fitzsimons is the new Southern Ward Councillor

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Fleur Fitzsimons has been elected as the new Councillor to fill the vacant seat in Wellington City Council’s Southern Ward.

The results of the by-election were announced this afternoon.

Ms Fitzsimons, the Labour Party candidate, fills the seat left vacant after former City Councillor Paul Eagle was elected as MP for Rongotai in this year’s general election. She will be sworn in as a Councillor in early February.

Some 6278 votes were returned in the postal election, held under the single transferable vote (STV) arrangement. The returns equate to a voter turnout of just under 30 percent. Some 21,216 voting papers were mailed to electors in the ward earlier this month.

Details of the voting breakdown will be posted on the City Council website - - later today.

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