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COUN­CIL­LOR Daphne Mc­Don­ald raised her hand dur­ing de­bate about a Palm Beach tower when she ac­ci­den­tally re­ferred to plan­ning com­mit­tee chair Cameron Cald­well as “Mr Mayor”.

Reg­u­lar gallery watch­ers would know Cr Cald­well is touted as the next mayor and Cr Mc­Don­ald and cur­rent Mayor Tom Tate rarely agree. In be­tween bouts of laugh­ter, this is what hap­pened next.

Cr Her­mann Vorster: Whoa, that’s a bit pre­sump­tu­ous there, Cr Mc­Don­ald. Cr Mc­Don­ald: What’s that? Cr Vorster: Call­ing him (Cr Cald­well) Mr Mayor.

Cr Mc­Don­ald (as every­one laughed): Is that why he (Cr Cald­well) has got a smile on his face?

Cr Wil­liam Owen-Jones (jok­ing): Mr Chair, you now need to be bru­tally rude.

Cr Cald­well (con­tin­u­ing the joke): What I would nor­mally do is stop Cr Mc­Don­ald’s ques­tions.

At that point the vet­eran coun­cil­lor ad­mit­ted she had for­got­ten what she raised her hand about.

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