Due to a bank deposit error, Vicki Spearing’s candidate nomination has been withdrawn by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) for the upcoming 2019 Local Government election.
“I paid the money on time, but it was into the wrong account,” said Spearing. “I am really disappointed.”
Spearing was running for District Councillor within the Wanaka Ward. QLDC said, “Her nomination was deemed invalid because all nomination requirements had not been met by the defined deadline.”
“I am disappointed for myself but disappointed for the community because I had a lot of support and a lot of people were backing me, and believed I could bring something fresh to Wanaka,” she said.
Spearing is currently not working so was in an ideal position to run for councillor however she said she will now have to see what comes her way over the next three years — determined to have her name on the ballot in 2022.