With about a month to go before voting begins in the 2019 local elections, new research is revealing the influence of central party politics in local government, especially in Auckland. According to research by The Auckland University of Technology candidates in Tāmaki Makaurau are increasingly nailing their colours to the mast. With this rise in political affiliation comes a greater chance of success at the polls. AUT's Dr Karen Webster led the study.
The local elections take place from 20th September until 12th October. Nominations close tomorrow. A range of resources for candidates and voters are available on the voteauckland website.