New Canning deputy mayor Christine Cunningham says good government is priority


Canning deputy mayor Christine Cunningham.
Canning deputy mayor Christine Cunningham.

CANNING’S new deputy mayor Christine Cunningham can be found on the trampolines at Bounce in Cannington when she isn’t at council or Edith Cowan University.

Dr Cunningham was launched into the position with a solid five votes from her fellow councillors on October 31 and says her priority will be to ensure that council provides good government.

“Good government for me, as clearly outlined in the Kendall Inquiry of 2014, is when we value openness, honesty and accountability for all decision making and performance of all elected members on council,” Dr Cunningham said.

She is an education academic at ECU, teaching and conducting research on school leadership.

Dr Cunningham, husband Roberto and their 12-year-old daughter live in a bi-lingual English-Spanish speaking household and Dr Cunningham is step-grandma to a one-year-old.

Dr Cunningham is a trained dancer and in her free time she dances, trampolines, and is even learning percussion in a training band.

Jesse Jacobs secured three votes for deputy and had previously contested the mayoral race in 2015, but said his most painful loss was the 2013 State Election for Cannington where he lost by 1 per cent.

Cr Patrick Hall got two votes, Graham Barry 1, and Margaret Hall none in the vote for deputy mayor.

Former deputy mayor Lindsay Holland did not recontest.

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