This evening Greg Underwood congratulated Cr. Williams on her election as Redland City Mayor. He also thanked the community for their work and support over the last few months, saying:
I believe the community is sending a clear message that it wants more independent councillors and a more united Council.
I am very proud of the clean campaign we ran and am thankful to the team of volunteers right across the city, who gave so freely of their time and skills. We always knew it was going to be a David and Goliath battle. Cr. Williams and her team had an apparently unlimited source of funds for a saturation advertising campaign. It was my decision to self-fund to avoid any conflict of interest.
The ‘stand out’ for me in this election has been the enormous strength and engagement of ordinary residents across the city. They demand better consultation, outcomes and transparency from their Council. They will be watching this administration very closely and reminding them at every opportunity of their pledges.
This year will be critical for the Redlands because the 2015 draft City Plan must be passed. It sets the scene for the next 25 years. If approved in its present form, the continued densification will spell the end of much of the Redlands’ character and liveability. I am hopeful the new Council will take note of the 6,400 submissions received against it and ensure changes are made to protect our special part of the world for future generations.
Karen Williams is leading Greg Underwood 56.8% to 43.2% in the mayoral vote count with about 55% of the vote counted.
Here is a link to Redlands mayoral results on the ECQ website.
Paul Gleeson leads in Division 9
Vote counting posted on the ECQ website today shows that Paul Gleeson has retained Division 9 which is based around Capalaba. With 54% of the vote counted Paul Gleeson has 59.84% of the vote, well ahead of Jesse McNamara on 40.16%.
Division 8 too close to call
In Division 8 the number of votes counted almost doubled today, from 24% to 47%. Incumbent Alan Beard is currently leading Tracey Huges by 42 votes with the winner to be determined on distribution of preferences from the third candidate Kathy Reimers.
- Alan Beard (incumbent) 42.55%
- Tracey Huges 41.64%
- Kathy Reimers 15.81%
Division 2 and 3 will require preference distributions
In Division 2 with 76% counted, Peter Mitchell is well placed to win after preferences are distributed:
- Peter Mitchell 46.16%
- Craig Ogilvie (incumbent) 32.44%
- Tom Taranto 21.40%
In Division 3 with 47% counted, Paul Golle is expected to win after preferences are distributed:
- Paul Golle 47.05%
- Penny Donald 30.06%
- Karyn Owen 12.99%
- Troy Robbins 9.89%
With the new numbers for division 9, there are now seven incumbents likely to be returned with comfortable majorities: Boglary, Hewlett, Edwards, Talty, Elliott, Gleeson and Bishop. Incumbents are at risk of losing in Division 2 (Ogilvie) and Division 8 (Beard).
Kim-Maree Hardman, who did not stand for reelection, will be replaced by Paul Golle.
|Division 2||76||Undecided||On preferences|
|Division 3||47||Golle||On preferences|
|Division 8||47||Undecided||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.