Albany council election goes down to the wire
Newly elected councillor Emma Doughty pipped former Kalgan Ward councillor Janelle Price by only four votes in Saturday’s local government election for the City of Albany.
Albany will have three fresh faces on the council after the election produced several tight results across the six seats being contested.
Ms Doughty, who has 20 years experience in health care management, received 441 votes, narrowly ahead of Ms Price’s 437 votes.
In Frederickstown ward, former City staffer Rebecca Stephens won another close count by 20 votes over Albany Business Centre manager Vicki Brown, with former sitting councillor Carolyn Dowling getting 17 per cent of votes.
Robbie Sutton narrowly retained his seat in Yakamia Ward with 40 more votes than Tim Overheu, while sitting councillor Alison Goode won convincingly in West ward with 64.6 per cent of the votes. Tracy Sleeman is the other new councillor after she collected an impressive 42.85 per cent of votes for Vancouver ward to win comfortably over for-mer councillor Nicolette Mulcahy.
Ray Hammond will continue to represent Breaksea ward after accumulating 51.3 per cent of votes to beat Luke Pilkington by 170 votes.
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