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Hepburn Shire Council:     The tribe has spoken

November 9th, 2020Hepburn Shire Council: The tribe has spoken

CRESWICK Ward's Don Henderson is the only former Hepburn Shire Council councillor to remain standing after the October 2020 election. And four of the new councillors are candidates supported by lobby group Community Voice after agreeing to align with the group's charter.

Successful candidates for the election, which took almost two weeks to be declared, are: Birch Ward – Jen Bray (CV) and Lesley Hewitt, Cameron Ward – Tessa Halliday (CV), Coliban Ward – Brian Hood (CV), Creswick Ward – Don Henderson and Tim Drylie (CV) and Holcombe Ward – Juliet Simpson.
In Birch Ward, under first preferences, Jen Bray received 823 votes (24.65 per cent) followed by Lesley Hewitt – 700 (20.96), Anne Stewart – 678 votes (20.31), former councillor Fiona Robson – 600 votes (19.97), Gary Carter – 499 (14.94) and Celia Waldron – 39 (1.17).


In Cameron Ward, Tessa Halliday received 788 votes (47.76 per cent) followed by Dorothy Russell – 498 (30.18) and Nicholas Ayres-Wearne – 364 (22.06).
In Coliban Ward, Brian Hood received 1002 votes (52.46 per cent) followed by former councillor and mayor Licia Kokocinski – 551 (28.85) and Ethan Brown – 357 (18.69).
In Creswick Ward, Don Henderson received 1709 votes (47.26 per cent) followed by Tim Drylie – 1203 (33.27) and Stuart Jonas – 704 (19.47).
In Holcombe Ward, Juliet Simpson received 557 votes (33.92 per cent) followed by Daniel McMillan – 414 (25.21), Bill McClenaghan – 383 (23.33) and former councillor John Cottrell – 288 (17.54).

Pictured, from left, Tim Drylie, Lesley Hewitt, Tessa Halliday, Don Henderson, Brian Hood, Jen Bray and Juliet Simpson



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