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A survey of candidates in the 2007 Local Authority elections


This report presents the results of a survey of local authority election candidates in the October 2007 elections. Candidates include those standing for community boards, licensing trusts, territorial authorities (district and city councils, including the mayoralty), regional councils, and district health boards (DHBs). Candidates were asked about their previous political experience, including at the local authority level. They were also asked questions about their community involvement, and their reasons for standing. The report contains a profile of the candidates themselves as well as identifying characteristics of elected and non-elected candidates.

The survey was last conducted for the 2004 local authority elections and before that for the 2001 local authority elections. It is a companion volume to the Local Authority Election Statistics 2007

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