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.

Mark Chirnside

Chirny for Mayor

Mark Chirnside

Chirny for Mayor

Why I'm standing

I believe we need new people in local politics, more energetic people in local politics, and more people participating. I think we need a young and dynamic mayor who has a real stake in the future of this city as it grows and intensifies.

My priorities
  1. Set a target for voter turnout at the 2025 election. We need more people engaging in local politics.
  2. Introduce direct accountability measures for council to compensate residents for council failures.
  3. Support intensification to transition Christchurch into a bigger, more efficient city.
About me

I know a lot of people from a lot of walks of life in the community. I see competing factions in our city, and I'm friends with people across the spectrum of those factions. I believe I can work in good faith with people on different sides of an issue because while we might not agree, I come to find solutions. I come with no agenda or ulterior motive, and people know that about me.

Before politics

Businessperson

Residence

Linwood

Age

31

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Why I'm standing

I believe we need new people in local politics, more energetic people in local politics, and more people participating. I think we need a young and dynamic mayor who has a real stake in the future of this city as it grows and intensifies.

My priorities
  1. Set a target for voter turnout at the 2025 election. We need more people engaging in local politics.
  2. Introduce direct accountability measures for council to compensate residents for council failures.
  3. Support intensification to transition Christchurch into a bigger, more efficient city.
About me

I know a lot of people from a lot of walks of life in the community. I see competing factions in our city, and I'm friends with people across the spectrum of those factions. I believe I can work in good faith with people on different sides of an issue because while we might not agree, I come to find solutions. I come with no agenda or ulterior motive, and people know that about me.

Before politics

Businessperson

Residence

Linwood

Age

31

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