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KU-RING-GAI RESIDENTS HAVE SPOKEN
WE HAVE A NEW COUNCIL
Of the ten sitting councilors, four were re-elected, three were unsuccessful and three did not enter the contest. Half the new council are members of the Liberal Party, although three of these claimed to be independent. Not one of the group tickets was 100% successful, indicating that residents were looking at the individual candidates, not the group affiliations. The new councilors will only have a relatively short time to show their worth because it is understood that the next LGA election will be held in September 2023, notwithstanding the 14 months delay of this recent election due to COVID.
For Comenarra Ward, our man, Councilor Jeff Pettett, achieved just over 5% of the primary vote, followed by Greg Taylor with 4.2%. This was not changed by the distribution of preferences and both were elected. To put icing on the cake, Jeff has also been elected mayor for the next two years. Well done!
The KPPA congratulates Jeff, Greg and all the other councilors on their successful election, and we now look forward to a revitalised, constructive and productive council.
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