Friday, 08 September 2023

Vacant Council seats elected unopposed

There will be no election in the City of Subiaco this year after all six vacant seats were elected unopposed yesterday with the close of the nomination period.
The City of Subiaco Council comprises nine elected members: the Mayor, along with two Councillors for each of the north, east, central and south wards. 
There were six vacant seats this year to fill as outgoing Elected Members finish up their terms – two in the north ward, two in the central ward, and one each in the east and south wards.
Rosemarie De Vries will serve on Council once again and is joined in the north ward by Russell Jones from Daglish.
Penny O’Connor and Nicola Johnston will represent the central ward, and the two vacant seats in the east and south wards will be filled by returning Elected Members Mark Burns and Rick Powell respectively.
Because all seats were uncontested, it means there will be no election this year for ratepayers.
The new Elected Members will be sworn in at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 24 October, where the Deputy Mayor will also be elected.
Mayor David McMullen said he looked forward to seeing out the remainder of the term with the current Council and working with the new Council come late October.
“As a Council, we’ve achieved an enormous amount over the last two years and I’m incredibly proud of everyone’s efforts and dedication to making the City of Subiaco the best it can be for our residents, business community and visitors,” he said.
“I thank outgoing elected members Stephanie Stroud, Angela Hamersley, and Lynette Jennings for their service over the past years.”
You can read the election results and incoming candidate profiles on the elections webpage.

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