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Barry Stewart

Barry Stewart is a busy family and community man with a love of the city he wants to help improve for the benefit of the entire population.

A semi-retired certified gas fitter who brings both governance and business skills to the role of city councillor, he has lived in Southland his whole life and knows what makes Invercargill tick.

I am standing for council because of my continued dissatisfaction with the present administration, and the apparent lack of cohesion in decision making.

With 13 years experience as an executive member of the Invercargill Working Mens’ Club, Vice President of the Invercargill Bowling Club, and also Past President of the Kew Bowling Club – I understand how governance works, and believe I can help improve relations around the council table.

Winning a New Zealand title for Tiger Turf bowls in 2015, and a Southland title last year, I have the dedication and commitment to see things through – right to their end point, and work under pressure.

Formerly a process controller at the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter for 20 years, I currently live with my partner Judy, and have three children as well as four grandchildren.

My father was the former president of the Invercargill RSA, and I enjoyed helping cater for returned servicemen, after the annual dawn parade at the IWMC.

What I love about Invercargill is that we are 20 minutes away from anywhere – you can be out at sea or in the bush – you can go anywhere in a very short space of time.