Local elections 2019

There is a newcomer in the race to become mayor of Western Bay of Plenty. But who is Stephen Fawcett and why does he want to take on seasoned campaigners mayor Garry Webber and councillor Margaret Murray-Benge in this year's local body elections? Reporter Kiri Gillespie catches up with Fawcett to find out what he has to offer.

Stephen Fawcett doesn't have any background in local body politics - but maybe that's part of his magic.

The 46-year-old newcomer is running for the mayoralty of Western Bay of Plenty because he believes the district needs a change of representation -

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