A new political party will be launched next month to contest Wellington's local body elections.

It's the second new party to form recently ahead of the vote in October.

Wellington City's mayoral race remains, well, not much of a race, with incumbent Justin Lester being the only person to announce a bid for the top job.

But it's still early days, nominations for local body candidates don't actually open until July 19 and they will remain so until midday August 16.

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