Voter turn out up in City of Canning, as just 4 votes separate council candidates in Beeloo ward

Sara Saberi won a seat on City of Canning council by four votes.
Sara Saberi won a seat on City of Canning council by four votes.

JUST four votes determined Canning’s new councillor in Beeloo ward with Sara Saberi nudging Sally Green.

The WA Labor Party member told Community Newspaper Group she wanted to see community confidence in the integrity of local government fully restored, and that she was passionate about making sure Canning was free of undue developer and business influence.

Voter turnout for Beeloo ward was 31.2 per cent.

Yaso Ponnuthurai, also a WA Labor Party member, won Beeliar ward with 38.46 per cent of the vote ahead of David Brown – who was recontesting the seat – and Parry Kahlon.

Councillor Patrick Hall won Bannister ward with a landslide 60.41 per cent of votes, returning to council for another term.

It was a closer race in Mason ward with eight candidates vying for a council seat, secured by Graham Barry.

Tim Porter returns to his seat for Nicholson ward with 884 votes.

The successful candidates join Mayor Paul Ng, Lindsay Holland, Ben Kunze, Christine Cunningham, Jesse Jacobs, and Margaret Hall.

Voter turnout for the Canning local government area ranged from 26.54 per cent to 36.76 per cent.

The terms of the new councillors will expire October 16, 2021.

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