City of Gosnells Mayor expresses regret after accusations he breached code of conduct

City of Gosnells Mayor expresses regret after accusations he breached code of conduct

GOSNELLS Mayor Glenn Dewhurst has issued a statement of regret after a councillor proposed the council “condemn” him for breaching the City’s code of conduct.

Councillor Olwen Searle alleged the Mayor had breached the code on numerous occasions since he took office in October last year.

Mr Dewhurst said it had never been his intention to cause offence and he regretted his fellow councillors felt his actions had been inappropriate.

“As you all know, I am very passionate about the City of Gosnells and its people and am committed to doing everything I can to make Gosnells the best place it can be,” he said.

“We can only achieve our common goals for the City if we all work together in the spirit of co-operation.

“I look forward to doing this with you all for the remainder of my term.

“I hope this statement of regret for the way my actions and comments have been perceived will allow us to move forward collaboratively as a council, to achieve great things together.”

Cr Searle withdrew her motion after hearing the Mayor’s statement and said she hoped council would move forward and work harmoniously.

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