The People's Choice
The Peoples Choice in Local Government in Christchurch New Zealand

About the Peoples Choice in Local Government in Christchurch

About The People’s Choice in Local Government in Christchurch

Photo before a door knock in the Lyttelton By-election

Photo before a door knock in the Lyttelton By-election

Who are we

We’re a centre-left political ticket that contests elections for the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) here in Canterbury. 

The ticket has an association with the New Zealand Labour Party and other local progressive groups in Ōtautahi. The People's Choice city council caucus is currently headed by the ticket's leader, Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner.

In 2019 there is a return to full democracy for Environment Canterbury, after 9 years of Commissioners, with all 13 seats to be elected - 8 will be from Christchurch City wards. In the past three years we have had three Peoples Choice Councillors on ECan