The People’s Choice is pleased to announce the selection of Dean Lester to stand for council in the Coastal ward at the upcoming elections, and Andrea Cummings to contest the community board from the Coastal Ward.

 

The People’s Choice is also pleased to announce the selection of Glenn Livingstone to stand for council in the Burwood ward at the upcoming elections, and Tim Baker to contest the community board from the Coastal Ward.

 

“It would be an honour to represent our city and work together to build our new lives as we move into a key phase of our recovery.”

 

“My experience as an insurance advocate means I have an excellent understanding of how to “break down barriers” and find fair and appropriate solutions on behalf of fellow Cantabrians. This kind of conciliation and communication is an important part of being a local government representative.”

 

“I’ve had an avid interest in politics since my teenage years. Politics was a part of my life growing up as my father Rex Lester represented our City as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor from the late 70’s.”

 

Glenn Livingstone says “Advocating for the people of Burwood-Pegasus at the Council table has been a real privilege. I’m particularly proud of the work I’ve done around housing and insurance.”

 

“I’m looking forward to a campaign talking about the issues that matter to voters out East — housing, roads, the future use of the Residential Red Zone, and community facilities.”

 

Biographies

 

Dean Lester is a life-long Christchurch resident and a prominent insurance advocate. Using his decades of experience in the insurance industry, he was involved in the successful launch of the Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service.

 

Glenn Livingstone is a current councillor for Burwood-Pegasus, and Chair of the Housing Taskforce and Deputy Chair of the Community, Housing and Economic Development Committee. Before being elected to the council in 2010, Glenn was a minister in the Presbyterian Church.

 

Andrea Cummings is chair of the Burwood-Pegasus Community Board. She is passionate about ensuring ongoing community participation in the regeneration of New Brighton.

 

Tim Baker is the deputy chair of the Burwood-Pegasus Community Board. As a board member, he has developed community emergency response plans in Aranui.

 

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