Blundell all but assured of victory

Peter Blundell
Peter Blundell

DEPUTY Mayor Peter Blundell has increased his lead in the Southern Downs mayoral race, remaining all but assured of victory.

After further vote counting last night and this morning Cr Blundell's share has gone up to 4927, more than 2000 votes ahead of his nearest rival Mally McMurtrie, now on 2358.

Cr Blundell is yet to formally declare victory, with the poll results to be officially declared next Tuesday.

Around 1200 more postal votes have come in today, bringing the total so far returned in the election close to 18,000, out of more than 23,000 issued overall.

Informal votes were running at just over two per cent as of yesterday.

An update on the councillor count is not expected until tonight, with Cr Ross Bartley still well in front in the top eight.


Mayoral Update:

Peter Blundell: 4927

Mally McMurtrie: 2358

Jim Rickard: 1816

Darryl Evans: 1536

Phil Buddle: 1427

Lindsay Goodwin: 1228

Kim Olsen: 622

Gina Doulis: 418

Informal: 185


Councillor Top Eight:

Ross Bartley: 8210

Jo McNally: 8194

Cameron Gow: 6861

Vic Pennisi: 6760

Jamie Mackenzie: 6538

Neil Meiklejohn: 6530

Denise Ingram: 6253

Glyn Rees: 6200

Topics:  local elections 2012

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