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Beck wins Burwood-Pegasus by-election

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Final results for the Burwood-Pegasus by-election show Peter Beck has been elected to represent the Burwood-Pegasus Ward as a Ward Councillor.

Voting in the by-election closed on Friday 10 February.

Nine candidates - Peter Beck, Steve Burke, Rod Cameron, David East, Raymond Ellwood, Stan Tawa, Linda Stewart, Rik Tindall and Bob Tomkins - stood for the position of Burwood-Pegasus Ward Councillor in the by-election.

The by-election was required for a new Ward Councillor following last year's resignation of Christchurch City Councillor Chrissie Williams.

With a voter return of 35.06%, 13,952 votes were received in total (including special votes) - 4,811 votes were received for Peter Beck; 2,824 for David East; 1,677 for Stan Tawa; 1,492 for Rod Cameron; 1,475 for Linda Stewart; 660 for Steve Burke; 465 for Rik Tindall; 444 for Bob Tomkins and 58 for Raymond Ellwood.

The total votes received also included 35 blank voting papers and 11 informal voting papers.

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