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 2016 in a partial return to Democracy for Canterbury Regional Council in Christchurch, the Peoples Choice won all three seats it contested in the Christchurch ward. In 2019 there will be a full return to democracy for Environment Canterbury, with many more seats to be contested. Lan Pham, Cynthia Roberts and Steve Lowndes were elected as People's Choice candidates in the 2016 elections.