Candidates declare bids for local government elections

Town of Bassendean administration building. Picture: David Baylis.
Town of Bassendean administration building. Picture: David Baylis.

THERE are four and five spots up for grabs on Bassendean and Bayswater councils in the upcoming local government election.

Bassendean Mayor Renee McLennan, Deputy Mayor Bob Brown and former Mayor John Gangell are up for re-election.

There is also a seat for a two-year term available after Cr Melissa Mykytiuk resigned halfway through her four-year term last month.

Cr McLennan and Cr Gangell are running for a re-election with Bassendean resident Justin von Perger, Ashfield resident George Copley, Craig Lucanus and Emily Hamilton also putting their hands up for a seat.

Cr Brown is not re-contesting his seat.

City of Bayswater civic centre.

Bayswater Mayor and West ward councillor Dan Bull, South ward councillor Catherine Ehrhardt, North ward councillor Michelle Sutherland, Central ward councillor Sally Palmer and Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish are up for re-election.

All councillors except for Cr Cornish are re-contesting their seats.

Bayswater resident Josh Eveson, Morley resident Steven Ostaszewskyj and long-time City of Bayswater resident Richard Hall have started campaigning.

It will be Cr Sutherland’s third election campaign in two years after she lost her seat in 2017 and regained it in 2018 following former councillor Brent Fleeton’s resignation.

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