Women outnumber men on City of Vincent council after election

Joanne Maree Fotakis was elected to City of Vincent's council and is one of the five women who make up the nine positions.
Joanne Maree Fotakis was elected to City of Vincent's council and is one of the five women who make up the nine positions.

WOMEN now outnumber men on City of Vincent council after the weekend’s WA Local Government Election results.

Jonathan Hallett and Joshua Topelberg retained their seats in South ward, while the North ward now has Joanne Maree Fotakis and Alex Castle.

Vincent council now has five women, including Mayor Emma Cole, and four men representing the community.

Cr Hallet, who received 1546 votes, secured a position on council in the February extraordinary election.

Cr Topelberg, who was first elected in 2009, gained just two more votes than Cr Hallett.

Councillors will be sworn in tomorrow tonight at a special meeting.

Ms Cole congratulated the successful candidates.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with all council members, with Josh, Jonathan, Alex and Jo,” she said.

“All candidates who ran should be commended for stepping forward, running a good campaign and seeking to represent our great City.”

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