Bayswater Councillor Terry Kenyon seeks clarification on disqualification after being declared bankrupt

Bayswater Councillor Terry Kenyon seeks clarification on disqualification after being declared bankrupt

BAYSWATER Councillor Terry Kenyon is seeking advice from the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to determine if he is disqualified from being a councillor after the Federal Court declared him bankrupt last month.

The former mayor’s debt stems from a defamation action carried out against former councillors and subsequent legal actions.

Acting chief executive Carissa Bywater said Cr Kenyon had made an application to the SAT to ask for a declaration as to whether or not he was disqualified.

“The effect is that Cr Kenyon remains a member of the City of Bayswater Council while the matter is under consideration by SAT,” she said.

Cr Kenyon has been involved in Bayswater Council for more than 20 years.

According to the Local Government Act, if Cr Kenyon is disqualified before the third Saturday of July, an extraordinary election would not be needed to fill his seat.

With the approval of the electoral commissioner, the extraordinary election would form part of the ordinary election being held in October this year.