Three new councillors elected to City of South Perth council

Greg Milner.
Greg Milner.

THE City of South Perth has had a shake-up, with three new councillors being elected after Saturday’s local government election.

New councillor Tracie McDougall was elected with 812 votes alongside sitting councillor Glenn Cridland on 850 votes in the Como ward, while Dylan Botica missed out with 599 votes.

In the Manning ward, Curtin University student Blake D’Souza won the only seat available with 756 votes, while candidate Carl Celedin and sitting councillor Sharron Hawkins-Zeeb finished second and third respectively.

In a three-person race, Greg Milner beat sitting councillor Fiona Reid for the only spot in the Moresby ward, with 947 votes to 761 votes, while Jo Hos received 514 votes.

Cheryle Irons retained her seat in the Mill Point ward with 1250 votes, compared to Mary Choy’s 1107 votes and Stephen Lau’s 484 votes.

Out of all the wards, Manning had the highest turnout at 37.34 per cent, while Como ward had the lowest turnout at 29.87 per cent.

The turnout of votes was higher this year in the City of South Perth compared to the last election, with 33.89 per cent voters turning out compared to 30.2 per cent in the 2015 local government elections.

The candidates will be sworn in during a special electors meeting tonight.