Tracey Huges is set to win Division 8. Mayor Karen Williams’ team will win only four of the ten divisions, falling one vote short of controlling Redland City Council for the next four years.
The Mayor’s “supportive” councillors will be incumbents Mark Edwards, Julie Talty, Paul Gleeson and probably new councillor Peter Mitchell in Division 2.
The other six councillors will be incumbents Wendy Boglary, Lance Hewlett, Murray Elliott and Paul Bishop joined by new councillors Paul Golle (Division 3) and Tracey Huges (Division 8).
Tracey Huges wins Division 8
This afternoon Alan Beard, incumbent councillor for Division 8, graciously conceded to Tracey Huges and congratulated her.
Division 8 results on the ECQ website as at close of counting today were:
- Tracey Huges 42.60%
- Alan Beard (incumbent) 41.62%
- Kathy Reimers 15.78
It appears that the preferences from Kathy Reimers will ensure victory to Huges.
Paul Golle wins Division 3
In Division 3 with 69% counted, Paul Golle is almost over the line with 49% of the vote and will win when preferences are distributed.
- Paul Golle 49.15%
- Penny Donald 29.05%
- Karyn Owen 13.01%
- Troy Robbins 8.79%
The likely winner of each council division is shown in the table below.
|Division 2||76||Mitchell||Likely to win on preferences|
|Division 3||69||Golle||Will win on preferences|
|Division 8||59||Huges||Will win on preferences|
Click on division number hyperlinks in the above table to get latest available results from ECQ.
Here is a link to the index for Redlands councillor results on the ECQ website.
Mayor’s majority dwindles in slow vote count
With 68,032 votes now counted Karen Williams with 55.48% of formal votes remains in front of Greg Underwood with 44.52%.
Williams has performed strongly in divisions 5 to 10 but Underwood is currently leading in divisions 2-4. Division 1 is evenly split with Williams just a nose in front.
Here is a link to Redlands mayoral results on the ECQ website.