SHAKE UP: With more than half of the votes counted, it looks like there might be a new mayor for Cherbourg in 2020. Photo: Contributed
SHAKE UP: With more than half of the votes counted, it looks like there might be a new mayor for Cherbourg in 2020. Photo: Contributed

CHERBOURG VOTES: Council chambers in for big shake up

SUNDAY 10:30AM

IT LOOKS like the Cherbourg Council Chamber is in for a shake up this council term with a female currently in the lead for the mayoral candidacy.

In this council election, eight candidates including the incumbent mayor Arnold Murray nominated themselves for the top seat.

There was also eight residents who put their hand up to go for the one in four positions as a councillor.

Here's all the results so far in the Cherbourg Council election:

 

With 38.59 per cent of the votes counted, childcare worker Elvie Sandow was in the lead on 33 per cent of the votes.

Coming in next was Max Conlon on 17.25 per cent, Gordon Wragge had 14.06 per cent and Elgan (Buddy) Leedie had 9.27 per cent.

Katrina Watson and incumbent mayor Arnold Murray were both on 7.35 per cent, Sylvia McGregor had 8.63 per cent of the votes and Lillian Gray had received 2.56 per cent.

The current figures for the mayoral race in the Cherbourg Shire Council 2020 election.
The current figures for the mayoral race in the Cherbourg Shire Council 2020 election.

 

For the councillors positions, it was a much closer battle with small margins between the candidates.

Tom Langton was leading the way on 17.08 per cent, Bronwyn Douglas was on 15.35 per cent with Leighton Costello just behind her on 15.02 per cent.

Fred Cobbo had 14.69 per cent of the votes with James Saltner behind him on 11.63 per cent and Lynette Brown had received 9.65 per cent.

Eric (Snr) Law had obtained 8.91 per cent of the votes with Norman Hegarty sitting behind him on 7.67 per cent.

 

The current figures for the councillors in the race for the Cherbourg Shire Council 2020 election.
The current figures for the councillors in the race for the Cherbourg Shire Council 2020 election.

 

More information to come as election officials continue to count votes later today.