Voters stream into the Tweed River High School polling booth on Saturday.
Voters stream into the Tweed River High School polling booth on Saturday. Troy Kippen

Polglase: This gives me a mandate

TWEED Shire councillor Warren Polglase said his result in the election on Saturday has delivered him a mandate for this term in council.

Cr Polglase doubled the previous number of votes with 6729 votes in first preference.

"To get elected by such a large number of votes is heart warming," Cr Polglase said.

"People are looking for leadership and direction in council."

Cr Polglase said his message on roads, rates and rubbish hit the mark with voters who wanted the council to return to its more traditional roles.

"People want us to deliver what we were first made to deliver," he said.

With such a large number of votes Cr Polglase's preferences should help Cr Phil Youngblutt and first-time candidate Carolyn Byrne to get over the line.

 

First preference results for Tweed Shire Council election:

1. Warren Polglase - 17.54% (6729 votes)

2. Katie Milne - 15.91% (6103 votes)

3. Michael Armstrong - 12.54% (4811 votes)

4. Barry Longland - 10.62% (4075 votes)

5. Phil Youngblutt - 7.64% (2931 votes)

6. Carolyn Byrne - 6.93% (2660 votes)

7. Gary Bagnall - 6.82% (2616 votes)

8. Dot Holdom - 4.88% (1871 votes)

9. Kaye Sharples - 4.51% (1729 votes)

10. Bruce Campbell - 3.90% (1496 votes)

11. Eddie Roberts - 3.31% (1269 votes)

12. Jayne Henry - 3.11% (1192 votes)

13. Chris Cherry - 1.12% (428 votes)

14. Lindy Smith - 0.56% (214 votes)

15. Russell Logan - 0.46% (184 votes)

16. Russell Kilarney - 0.16% (62 votes)

* Source NSW Electoral Commission, as of 2.30pm today.



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