Shire coun­cil­lor ready to be sworn in

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

Northamp­ton Shire has a new coun­cil­lor af­ter a by-elec­tion on Satur­day.

Port Gre­gory res­i­dent Ti­mothy Hay scored 52 votes, com­fort­ably beat­ing Alan Walker, of Northamp­ton, who at­tracted 23.

Mr Hay is ex­pected to be sworn in at the Fe­bru­ary coun­cil meet­ing.

Un­usu­ally, the by-elec­tion was held be­cause not enough can­di­dates had nom­i­nated for the Oc­to­ber lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions. As a re­sult, all can­di­dates were de­clared elected un­op­posed, leav­ing the un­ex­pected va­cancy.

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