Readers ask for election figures

READERS of the New Norfolk News have asked for the final figures in the recent Derwent Valley Council election. These are published below, starting with the final, rechecked and confirmed first preference votes.

  1. Scott Shaw              967 votes (1.19 quotas)
  2. Damian Bester           851 votes (1.05 quotas)
  3. Tony Nicholson          452 votes (0.56 quotas)
  4. Barry Lathey             443 votes (0.55 quotas)
  5. James Graham           406 votes (0.50 quotas) 
  6. Phil Bingley               310 votes (0.38 quotas)
  7. Wayne Shoobridge     273 votes (0.34 quotas)
  8. Raymond Smith         180 votes (0.22 quotas)
  9. Alexander Moores      167 votes (0.21 quotas)

Sitting councillor Scott Shaw and challenger Damian Bester were the first to be declared elected, as both secured in excess of a quota. The following shows the process that followed as the distribution of preferences proceeded and various candidates were excluded.

  1. Shaw Elected 1
  2. Bester Elected 2
  3. Shaw’s surplus distributed
  4. Bester’s surplus distributed
  5. Moores excluded
  6. Moores’ votes distributed
  7. Moores fully excluded, Smith excluded
  8. Smith’s votes distributed
  9. Smith fully excluded, Bingley excluded
  10. Bingley’s votes distributed
  11. Bingley fully excluded, Shoobridge excluded
  12. Shoobridge’s votes distributed
  13. Lathey Elected 3, Shoobridge partially excluded
  14. Shoobridge’s votes distributed
  15. Shoobridge fully excluded
  16. Lathey’s surplus distributed
  17. Graham Elected 4

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