News

Tough wait ends for candidates

IT'S been an agonising week's wait for council candidates but it all came to an end last night when the final nine were announced.

Margaret McKenna said this week was like waiting to give birth to a baby, not knowing the sex, and she spent the whole week "obsessively cleaning" to try to distract herself.

"My mum passed away in the last month, so I started going through her stuff too and I was in tears and I just kept thinking, get me out of this misery," she said.

"It's just such a relief now to know."

Greg Clancy missed out as all six serving councillors were re-elected and newcomers Andrew Baker, Jason Kingsley and Jeremy Challacombe took up positions.

"I knew it was going to be close and that the preference vote was going to determine it," said Mr Clancy, who was ahead of both Margaret McKenna and Karen Toms during the week.

"I was hoping I would get in and I think someone with my background needs to be on there, particularly with the balance of council at the moment.

"Considering I'm known as an environmentalist, I think I did very well."

Mr Clancy said he would continue to lobby council and would reconsider running again in the future.

The results came in close to deadline last night just before 7pm and while we don't have the numbers yet, candidates appear here in order of highest to lowest votes and we will post the results online over the weekend with more coverage in Monday's print edition.

At press time, candidates still had 24 hours to call for a recount so the result will not be official until Saturday night.

Topics:  clarence valley council, councillors, election, results



Search for man missing in floodwater has been suspended

A man has been washed down a creek after trying to cross Martin Bridge at Larnook.

A man is clinging to a tree after trying to cross floodwaters

Tweed council date confirmed

Tweed residents will elect a new council on October 29 after candidate death forced reschedule.

Tweed to head to polls on October 29 after candidate death delay

Tweed deluge breaks rainfall records

Harrison Powick and Amy van den Akker have some fun at Murwillumbah after heavy rain.

August average rainfalls demolished.

Latest deals and offers

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

Single-day tickets on sale for each date of Falls Festival

LAUNCH: The Avalanches' Robbie Chater and Tony Diblasi were the official DJs at the Byron Bay launch of Falls Festival 2016/17.

Find out when is each artist playing this year in Byron Bay

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

Guess which Sunshine Coast suburb cracked the million dollar list?

This four-bedroom home at 26 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach was for sale for $7 million.

List of Australia's five most-expensive suburbs

Does it get any better than this? Check out this $2M home

LUXURY LIVING: The Coral Cove home built by Steve Coates Constructions that took out the best home over $2 million and the Wide Bay Burnett House of the Year at the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing and Construction Awards.

Wide Bay's best home is right on our doorstep