Hamilton City Council

West General Ward

The Hamilton 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 14 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). Six councillors will be elected from the West ward. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Hamilton City Council election.

Louise Hutt

Louise Hutt

Why I'm standing

Hamilton needs to be represented by people who understand the urgency of the issues facing our city. We need collaborative, thoughtful leadership that will help us navigate the challenging times we're living through. For too long, we've not been investing in the well-being of our city. We need to ensure everyone has the opportunity for a high quality of life – whether you're eight years old or 80.

My priorities
  1. Commit to robust, strategic climate action for community and environmental resilience.
  2. Ensure higher-density living is well-designed and well-connected for thriving local communities.
  3. Collaborate closely with communities – especially disability, arts and events, and not-for-profit.
About me

I've spent the past three years working in our communities — as Chairperson of Go Eco, and in the COVID-19 Directorate at the Waikato District Health Board (now Te Whatu Ora). I understand the importance of supporting our communities and good governance and have worked through government reform. I bring with me a background in small business, technology and core services, creative arts, and sustainability.

Before politics

Senior Advisor, COVID-19 Response

Residence

Hamilton East

Age

29

Connect via
Why I'm standing

Hamilton needs to be represented by people who understand the urgency of the issues facing our city. We need collaborative, thoughtful leadership that will help us navigate the challenging times we're living through. For too long, we've not been investing in the well-being of our city. We need to ensure everyone has the opportunity for a high quality of life – whether you're eight years old or 80.

My priorities
  1. Commit to robust, strategic climate action for community and environmental resilience.
  2. Ensure higher-density living is well-designed and well-connected for thriving local communities.
  3. Collaborate closely with communities – especially disability, arts and events, and not-for-profit.
About me

I've spent the past three years working in our communities — as Chairperson of Go Eco, and in the COVID-19 Directorate at the Waikato District Health Board (now Te Whatu Ora). I understand the importance of supporting our communities and good governance and have worked through government reform. I bring with me a background in small business, technology and core services, creative arts, and sustainability.

Before politics

Senior Advisor, COVID-19 Response

Residence

Hamilton East

Age

29

Connect via