Auckland Council has confirmed Josephine Bartley as its newest councillor after the Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward seat was left open by new Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee.

Dave Pizzini will also take over Simeon Brown's seat on the Manurewa Local Board after Simeon Brown was elected the MP for Pakuranga. Former Green MP Denise Roche was also elected on the Waitemata Local Board.

Voting closed on Saturday and the successful candidates were confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

Two of the three by-elections were triggered by the council candidates successfully being elected as National MPs.


The third seat became open after Dr Mark Davey resigned from his position on the Waitemata board due to increasing work commitments in New Zealand, the US and England.

Bartley, a Labour candidate, will be sworn in as a councillor on Thursday at the town hall.

The votes:
Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward
Josephine Bartley (Labour), 7225 votes
Josh Beddell (C&R/Future Auckland), 5648 votes
Voter turnout: 24.85%

Manurewa Local Board
Dave Pizzini (Manurewa Action Team), 5038 votes
Brooke Loader (Labour), 3411 votes
Michael Bailey (Independent), 1384 votes
John Hall (Independent), 967 votes
Jokaveti Nakabea Bai (Independent), 378 votes
Voter turnout: 19.13%
Dave Pizzini will be sworn in at the next Manurewa Local Board meeting on Thursday March 15.

Waitemata Local Board
Denise Roche (City Vision), 2993 votes
Greg Moyle (Balancing the Board), 2744 votes
Allan Matson (Independent), 1970 votes
Chang Hung (Independent), 1140 votes
Morgan Avery (Independent), 1020 votes
Voter turnout: 18.43%