No change at the top: local government elections

No change at the top: local government elections

VINCENT Mayor John Carey was convincingly re-elected with more than 81 per cent of the votes in last Saturday’s council election.

Mr Carey ran against Malcolm Boyd and Deborah Saunders for the mayoral position.

“I’m really pleased,” Mr Carey said.

“It was a clear endorsement of the reform agenda we’ve been doing at Vincent and it’s also a rejection of the negativity of some of the other candidates.

“We are offering a positive future; that’s what people want.”

City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi was also re-elected, getting 54.76 per cent of the votes over Councillor Reece Harley.

Ms Scaffidi said the victory was humbling.

Mr Carey said he was confident in the lead up to the election after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback while he was doorknocking.

“We are honest, people appreciate that, we know we have more to learn but we are on that path,” he said.

“Every candidate I endorsed was elected.”

Dan Loden was elected to the North ward and Ros Harley was re-elected to the North ward.

Jimmy Murphy and Susan Gontaszewski were elected to the South ward.