Lower Hutt elects New Zealand's youngest Mayor in history, Campbell Barry

Lower Hutt has voted in the youngest Mayor in New Zealand's history.

Campbell Barry, aged 28, has taken the role from former Mayor Ray Wallace. Wallace held the title for nine years.

Barry said age never played a role in his race for Mayor.

"The campaign has never been about age. I guess it's just an interesting fact. You're there to represent the entire constituency," he told Stuff on Saturday.

"I love Lower Hutt and the people out here, and I'm excited to now be in a position to serve as their Mayor. What matters to them is transport, the environment and the Naenae pool."

Barry has been a city councillor for six years. He won against Wallace by 1958 votes.



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