2013 Christchurch mayoral election

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The 2013 Christchurch mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections and was won by former MP Lianne Dalziel.wikipedia
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Mayor of Christchurch

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The elections were held on 12 October 2013 for the Mayor of Christchurch plus other local government roles.
The current mayor, Lianne Dalziel, was first elected in the October 2013 mayoral election and was re-elected in October 2016.

Lianne Dalziel

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The 2013 Christchurch mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections and was won by former MP Lianne Dalziel.
She resigned from Parliament effective 11 October 2013 to contest the Christchurch mayoral election.

2013 New Zealand local elections

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The 2013 Christchurch mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections and was won by former MP Lianne Dalziel.

Christchurch City Council

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At the same time, serious problems developed at Christchurch City Council (CCC) over building consent issues, which led to Parker withdrawing his candidacy and council's chief executive, Tony Marryatt, losing his job. There was confidence in the neighbouring areas that Selwyn District and Waimakariri District Councils had responded well to the earthquakes, but the same could not be said for Christchurch City Council (CCC).
Parker, who had backed the controversial CEO over the years, took his part of the responsibility and decided not to stand for re-election for a third term as mayor.

2013 Christchurch East by-election

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On 19 June, Dalziel formally confirmed that she would contest the mayoralty, also announcing that she would resign from Parliament with effect from the day prior to the mayoral election, which would cause a by-election in the Christchurch East electorate.
The seat was vacated following the resignation of Lianne Dalziel of the Labour Party from parliament, who contested and won the Christchurch mayoralty in October 2013.

Bob Parker (mayor)

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Incumbent Bob Parker announced 14 months prior to the election that he would seek a third term as mayor.
In July 2013, Parker announced on Campbell Live he would not be running for re-election in the 2013 Christchurch mayoral elections, citing exhaustion and not having the required energy for a third term as mayor.

Tony Marryatt

At the same time, serious problems developed at Christchurch City Council (CCC) over building consent issues, which led to Parker withdrawing his candidacy and council's chief executive, Tony Marryatt, losing his job.
Parker, who had backed the controversial CEO over the years, took his part of the responsibility and decided not to stand for re-election for a third term as mayor.

Re:START

Lonsdale was best known as the driving force behind the Re:START mall project, and was previously the manager of Riccarton Mall.
Re:START manager Lonsdale gained a high profile through this initiative and was one of two main contenders for the Christchurch mayoralty in the October 2013 local elections.

Gerry Brownlee

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Dalziel's name was persistently mentioned, but she denied any interest, declaring instead that the job that she really wanted is Gerry Brownlee's as Earthquake Recovery Minister, rather than Bob Parker's.

The Press

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In April 2013, Christchurch's main newspaper, The Press, announced that Dalziel would stand, having asked Student Volunteer Army organiser Sam Johnson to be her running mate.

Student Volunteer Army

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In April 2013, Christchurch's main newspaper, The Press, announced that Dalziel would stand, having asked Student Volunteer Army organiser Sam Johnson to be her running mate.

Sam Johnson (activist)

Sam Johnson
In April 2013, Christchurch's main newspaper, The Press, announced that Dalziel would stand, having asked Student Volunteer Army organiser Sam Johnson to be her running mate.

Christchurch Central City

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In early August, central city retail manager Paul Lonsdale announced his candidacy and was immediately credited by The Press as the most viable alternative to Dalziel, but senior journalist Lois Cairns predicted the following day that Lonsdale "will come in a distant second".

New Zealand Labour Party

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Dalziel, the former Labour Party MP for Christchurch East and up to the election the representative of the Christchurch East electorate, had been in Parliament since and was considered the top favourite.

Christchurch East

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Dalziel, the former Labour Party MP for Christchurch East and up to the election the representative of the Christchurch East electorate, had been in Parliament since and was considered the top favourite. Dalziel had first been elected to Parliament in the, representing first Christchurch Central and since the Christchurch East electorate.

New Zealand Parliament

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Dalziel, the former Labour Party MP for Christchurch East and up to the election the representative of the Christchurch East electorate, had been in Parliament since and was considered the top favourite.

2011 Christchurch earthquake

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Since the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, there were persistent rumours that Labour Party MP Lianne Dalziel would contest the 2013 Christchurch mayoralty.

Christchurch Central

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Dalziel had first been elected to Parliament in the, representing first Christchurch Central and since the Christchurch East electorate.

Selwyn District

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There was confidence in the neighbouring areas that Selwyn District and Waimakariri District Councils had responded well to the earthquakes, but the same could not be said for Christchurch City Council (CCC).

Waimakariri District

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There was confidence in the neighbouring areas that Selwyn District and Waimakariri District Councils had responded well to the earthquakes, but the same could not be said for Christchurch City Council (CCC).

New Zealand National Party

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Former National Party cabinet minister Philip Burdon called Christchurch Council's response a "dysfunctional failure".

Philip Burdon

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Former National Party cabinet minister Philip Burdon called Christchurch Council's response a "dysfunctional failure".

Humphry Rolleston (businessman)

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Dalziel was understood to be backing prominent businessman Humphry Rolleston.

New Zealand Exchange

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Rolleston was on the board of several companies that were listed on the stock exchange and until 2004 had been in business with Allan Hubbard.

Allan Hubbard (businessman)

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Rolleston was on the board of several companies that were listed on the stock exchange and until 2004 had been in business with Allan Hubbard.