Topics:  local elections 2012

McNally and Bartley vie for lead

Jo McNally
Jo McNally

THE top spot on the councillor count in the Southern Downs election is poised to change hands, with Jo McNally having crept to within one vote of Ross Bartley as of this morning.

The two serving councillors, who are all but guaranteed of being returned, are neck and neck, with Cr Bartley on 9881 votes and Cr McNally on 9880.

If the lead changes hands it could increase Cr McNally's chances of becoming deputy mayor, although a vote of all new councillors would be required.

In the mayoral race current Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell continues to increase his lead, now on 5366 votes and just under 3000 ahead of his nearest rival, Mally McMurtrie.

 

Mayoral vote latest:

Peter Blundell 5366

Mally McMurtrie 2378

Jim Rickard 1964

Darryl Evans 1677

Phil Buddle 1564

Lindsay Goodwin 1310

Kim Olsen 671

Gina Doulis 449

Informal 199
 

Councillor Top Eight:

Ross Bartley 9881

Jo McNally 9880

Cameron Gow 8391

Vic Pennisi 8320

Neil Meiklejohn 7905

Jamie Mackenzie 7892

Denise Ingram 7660

Glyn Rees 7405



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