While Brisbane voters gave Lord Mayor Graham Quirk a big tick, the Local Government Association of Queensland reported a 60 percent turnover of mayors across the state.
While Brisbane voters gave Lord Mayor Graham Quirk a big tick, the Local Government Association of Queensland reported a 60 percent turnover of mayors across the state. Brett Wortman

Most incumbents voted out

QUEENSLAND voters yesterday elected 43 new mayors to the 73 local governments across the state, with Cairns, Toowoomba and Redland residents among those opting for change.

While Brisbane voters gave Lord Mayor Graham Quirk a big tick, the Local Government Association of Queensland reported a 60 percent turnover of mayors across the state.

In Moreton Bay Region, sitting mayor Allan Sutherland increased his primary vote from 29.88 per cent in the 2008 council elections to 43.18 per cent last night, easily beating out his closest contender Chris Whiting (25.7 per cent).
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The mayor of Redland City Council, Melva Hobson, was not so lucky, losing out to Karen Williams who has been a councillor in the area for eight years.

Ms Hobson won with 58.4 per cent of the vote in 2008 when she ran against former Joh Bjelke-Petersen government minister Paul Clauson but last night lost to Cr Williams when she only managed to get 31.2 per cent of the vote.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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