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February 6 recount for Binny’s seat on council

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) will conduct a recount around noon on February 6 to determine who will fill the vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council caused by the recent resignation of Cr Peter Binny. One of the most experienced members of the current council, Mr Binny was a previous

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Central Highlands Council election completed

THE quirks of the preferential voting system have seen a likely new member of the Central Highlands Council pipped at the post. “Unfortunately, at the end of the day, 106 [votes] is less than 75,” unsuccessful candidate Rob Wilkinson wrote in a Facebook post yesterday. Mr Wilkinson, of Doctors Point,

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Two councillors lose their seats in the final cut

THREE faces will be missing around the table when the new-look Derwent Valley Council meets next month. Cr Julie Triffett has retired and councillors James Graham and Natasha Woods have been unsuccessful in winning re-election. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has tonight announced that the new council will consist of Michelle

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Luke Browning snags deputy mayoral role

WITH a strong flow of preferences from excluded candidates, Luke Browning of Lawitta will be the new deputy mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. Figures from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission show that Cr Browning has finished with 55.7 per cent of the vote, ousting Jessica Cosgrove who has been deputy

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Jim Allwright retains deputy role in Highlands

OUSE farmer Jim Allwright looks to have retained his role as deputy mayor of the Central Highlands Council after outpolling his opponent, retired Bothwell pilot Robert Cassidy. Of the 2010 votes cast, 1354 or 67.36% went to Cr Allwright and 656 votes or 32.64% went to Cr Cassidy. Central Highlands

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Three new faces likely for Central Highlands Council

CENTRAL Highlands Council looks set to have three new councillors as counting continues in the statewide local government elections. Two councillors have retired and a third looks likely to lose his seat, with half of the local votes counted. Councillors Jim Poore and Anita Campbell, of both of Bothwell, did

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Peter Binny concedes mayoral election to Michelle Dracoulis

GRANTON’S Peter Binny has congratulated Michelle Dracoulis on being re-elected as mayor of the Derwent Valley Council. While the result has not been publicly declared at the time of writing, Mr Binny said his scrutineer had reported a convincing victory for Ms Dracoulis, of New Norfolk, who has been mayor

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Delay in counting of council election votes

COUNTING of the votes in Tasmania’s 29 council elections has been delayed due to the number of last-minute ballots returned in this first compulsory election. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission last night announced it had not been able to do the initial work it had planned. “Prior to the close of

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Council elections: Vote by 2pm Tuesday

AS of this afternoon, more than 300,000 votes have been received in the state’s local government elections, meaning that with less than a day to go, 73% of electors have returned their vote. Derwent Valley Council voters are at the lower end of the participation rate, with 69.3% of votes

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Bingley to be sworn in tomorrow night

RETIRED environmental health officer Philip Bingley has been elected to fill the latest councillor vacancy on the Derwent Valley Council and will be sworn-in tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission telephoned Mr Bingley a short time ago to advise that he had been elected by recount to fill the

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Michelle Dracoulis new mayor for six months

MICHELLE Dracoulis has been elected to serve as mayor of the Derwent Valley Councillor for the next six months. She becomes the council’s first female mayor and fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Shaw late last year. Current deputy mayor Jessica Cosgrove received just under 25% of

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