Phil nails his colours to the mast

Phil Bingley

NEW Norfolk’s Phillip Bingley has signalled his candidacy for next month’s council election, erecting billboards in prominent locations earlier this week. Mr Bingley contested the last council election in 2009 and was a Tasmanian Greens candidate at this year’s Legislative Council by-election.

Nominations for the 2011 council elections open on Monday, close on September 26 and will be announced shortly afterwards.

There are five seats to be filled on the Derwent Valley Council, with councillors Martyn Evans, Craig Farrell MLC, Judy Bromfield, Jim Elliott and Narelle Hill reaching the end of their four-year-term. All are eligible to re-nominate.

The positions of mayor and deputy mayor are elected every two years and are also up for grabs.

All intending candidates are invited to send their details to the New Norfolk News. Profiles, policy statements and photographs are welcome. Email:

Please note: Following the issuing of the writ for council election, comments relating to the election must include the given name, surname and locality of the writer. Anonymous comments cannot be published. 

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