Elec­tion re­sults

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - Rosalyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

From Bur­geo to Rose Blanche

BUR­GEO – The hotly de­bated water is­sue did not prevent Bar­bara Barter from re­tain­ing her seat on Bur­geo coun­cil. Also re­turn­ing are coun­cil­lors Richard Blag­don and Wil­liam Bowles.

One of four new faces win­ning a seat is He­len Swift, who took an in­ter­est in pol­i­tics and ran for coun­cil largely due to the water con­tro­versy. SueAnn Peck­ford-Spencer and Kevin Thorne also claimed seats. New­comer John Savoury won the high­est num­ber of votes.

Of the 1,155 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers in Bur­geo, 619 bal­lots were cast, rep­re­sent­ing a solid 53.6 per cent voter turnout for these mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

Bur­geo coun­cil­lors will elect the mayor at their next meet­ing in early Oc­to­ber.

Here is how the num­bers break down.

John Savoury, 500 Richard Blag­don, 491 SueAnn Peck­ford-Spencer, 476 He­len Swift, 411 Wil­liam Bowles, 328 Bar­bara Barter, 277 Kevin Thorne, 274 De­feated chal­lengers were Archibald Durn­ford Jr. (248), El­iz­a­beth Strick­land (228) and An­gela Simms (226).


Bur­geo coun­cil cham­ber.

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