Elec­tion re­sults in Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia

The Compass - - Front page - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON editor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

It was a busy Tues­day across New­found­land and Labrador as the public went to the polls to elect town coun­cil mem­bers. There were lots of in­ter­est­ing races to watch for in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area. We’ve got sto­ries on a few of the lo­cal races, plus a full list­ing of all vot­ing re­sults in our cov­er­age area.

In a year where in­cum­bent may­oral can­di­dates didn’t fare so well, Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood proved he still has plenty of sup­port­ers in his cor­ner.

Wood de­feated Ge­orge Simmons last Tues­day night in the mayor’s race, at­tract­ing 1,580 votes to Simmons’ 1,073.

“It’s very hum­bling when peo­ple give you a vote of con­fi­dence,” the mayor said when reached by The Com­pass shortly af­ter 11:30 p.m. “I guess it shows that they ap­prove of what you’ve been do­ing in your job as mayor, and I know I worked hard, and I’m very ap­pre­cia­tive of the fact they have trusted me to sit in the mayor’s chair for an­other four years.”

There will be a num­ber of fa­mil­iar faces join­ing the mayor on coun­cil. Wal­ter Yet­man, Dean Franey and Wade Oates were re­elected Tues­day, and they’ll be joined on coun­cil this time around by Si­las Bad­cock, Frank Deer­ing and Ge­off Sey­mour (the son of for­mer coun­cil­lor Bill Sey­mour). In­cum­bent can­di­date Char­lene Dawe-Roach was un­suc­cess­ful in her bid for re­elec­tion.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing to­gether with this coun­cil,” said Wood. “I think it’s a good coun­cil.”

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood will be back for an­other four-year term on coun­cil.

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