7 Aug 2020

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's husband dies after battle with cancer

11:37 am on 7 August 2020

The husband of the Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has died after a battle with cancer.

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Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel with husband Rob Davidson. Photo: RNZ / Katie Todd

Rob Davidson, a lawyer, was 69.

His son Mike Davidson is also a Christchurch city councillor.

Dalziel took leave in July due to her husband's health.

Acting Mayor Andrew Turner said the news has saddened council staff and councillors.