May 14, 2019Nelson Mandela Bay by-elections to choose Councillors for Ward 35 and Ward 37Port Elizabeth – Two municipal ward by-elections are taking place on Wednesday in the Nelson Mandela Bay, just a week after the 2019 National and Provincial Elections.The by-election is result of the removal of then rogue Democratic Alliance (DA) councillors, Trever Louw, who represented Ward 35, and Neville Higgins, who represented Ward 37.According to the IEC, the Nelson Mandela Bay by-elections will be contested by ten candidates from five political parties. The details of the by-elections are as follows:Ward 35 in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – NMAwill be contested by Yolande Annalize Van Sensie from the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Gary Stanton Van Niekerk from the African National Congress (ANC), Helga Christelle Van Staaden from the Democratic Alliance (DA), David Geoffrey Samuel Petersen from the Patriotic Alliance (PA) and Brian Desmond Kivedo from the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP).According to the IEC, the voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 municipal elections was 68.64% and the DA candidate won the ward with 86.83% of valid votes.Ward 37 in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – NMAwill be contested by John Abrahams Stone from the ACDP, Norman Malambo from the ANC, Georgina Faldtman from the DA, Quintin Martin Theo Baatjies from the PA and Bevlin Charlotte Minish from the SRWP.”The ward was previously represented by the DA and became vacant as a result of the councillor’s termination from the political party,” the IEC added.”The voter turnout for this ward in the 2016 municipal elections was 65.08% and the DA candidate won the ward with 68.66% of valid votes.”Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys! Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist. Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.