31 Oct 2019

Wellington mayor Andy Foster sworn in ahead of possible recount

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 31 October 2019

The Wellington Mayoral chains are finally around Andy Foster's neck, but for how long?

He won the election by a narrow margin of 62 votes, but the now former mayor Justin Lester has gone to the District Court, asking for a recount.

A judge is expected to decide by next week if that will happen.

In the meantime, Mr Foster and his councillors were sworn in on Wednesday night. Charlotte Cook was there.