Christchurch City Council

Riccarton Ward

The Christchurch City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 16 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). One councillor will be elected from the Riccarton ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Christchurch City Council election.

Luke Jones

Independent

Luke Jones

Independent

Why I'm standing

We have important decisions to make that will decide if our city succeeds in years to come. For too long, our city council hasn't been accountable, trustworthy, or delivering results for Riccarton. It's incredibly important that we choose a new way forward with fresh, completely independent, perspectives that will deliver results.

My priorities
  1. Increasing council trust and accountability.
  2. Pushing for real climate action, that isn't just greenwashing.
  3. Making strong and sensible investment into public transport in our city.
About me

I have lived in this incredible city my whole life. I've felt its heartbreaks and celebrated its success. I offer unparalleled communication skills, community networks within Riccarton, and vision for our city. Despite being young, I have already worked extremely hard to achieve numerous legislative changes as a lobbyist for many organisations. The skills learnt here complement my natural abilities perfectly. Above all, we need a fresh and strong voice.

Before politics

Student and Lobbyist

Residence

Hoon Hay

Age

19

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Why I'm standing

We have important decisions to make that will decide if our city succeeds in years to come. For too long, our city council hasn't been accountable, trustworthy, or delivering results for Riccarton. It's incredibly important that we choose a new way forward with fresh, completely independent, perspectives that will deliver results.

My priorities
  1. Increasing council trust and accountability.
  2. Pushing for real climate action, that isn't just greenwashing.
  3. Making strong and sensible investment into public transport in our city.
About me

I have lived in this incredible city my whole life. I've felt its heartbreaks and celebrated its success. I offer unparalleled communication skills, community networks within Riccarton, and vision for our city. Despite being young, I have already worked extremely hard to achieve numerous legislative changes as a lobbyist for many organisations. The skills learnt here complement my natural abilities perfectly. Above all, we need a fresh and strong voice.

Before politics

Student and Lobbyist

Residence

Hoon Hay

Age

19

Connect via