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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Wellington's mayor-elect has gone across the political spectrum to choose his deputy

    Wellington's mayor-elect has gone across the political spectrum to choose his deputy


    Andy Foster has confirmed Green Party councillor Sarah Free as the city's deputy mayor.

    Foster is centre-right politically, but it's believed the decision's largely come down to appeasing the large left influence on the council.

    Free's been a councillor since 2013, and Foster describes her as experienced and personable with a real heart for the city.

    He acknowledges they don't exactly have similar political leanings, but they both care about important issues for Wellington - like the environment and transport.

    Meanwhile, today's the deadline for former mayor Justin Lester to call for a voting recount after losing by just a 62-vote margin.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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