Coun­cil hope­fuls step up

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FORMER Bayswa­ter North ward coun­cil­lors Michelle Suther­land (pictured) and Mike An­der­ton head a pool of five can­di­dates vy­ing for a va­cant po­si­tion to be de­cided in Septem­ber.

They are joined by 42year-old first-time can­di­date Greig Mait­land, tax agent Michelle Hes­ford and long-time City of Bayswa­ter res­i­dent Richard Hall.

Brent Flee­ton re­signed from his po­si­tion, which he held since 2015, in June.

Mrs Suther­land, the wife of former Mt Law­ley MLA Michael Suther­land, served as a coun­cil­lor from 2013 to 2017 be­fore los­ing her seat at the Oc­to­ber 2017 or­di­nary elec­tion.

Mr An­der­ton, a Bendigo Com­mu­nity Bank com­pany sec­re­tary and a No­randa busi­ness owner, was on coun­cil from 2007 to 2015.

Mr Mait­land pledged to fight to have res­i­dents' voices heard on the No­randa Nurs­ery site rede­vel­op­ment.

Ms Hes­ford lived in the North ward for 20 years and wanted to fo­cus on stop­ping coun­cil waste and un­nec­es­sary spend­ing.

Mr Hall has lived in the City for his whole life and at­tended May­lands Pri­mary School and John For­rest Se­nior High School.

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