End of an era at City of Stirling with Terry Tyzack out after more than 40 years on council

Councillor Elizabeth Re secured more than half the votes in Doubleview ward.
Councillor Elizabeth Re secured more than half the votes in Doubleview ward.

EXPERIENCED councillor Terry Tyzack is the sole casualty in the City of Stirling local government election.

The former mayor and councillor for nearly 40 years was the only member not to be re-elected, after losing to urban planner Bianca Sandri by 141 votes in the Inglewood ward.

Despite a difficult campaign, Cr Elizabeth Re showed she had a lot of local support, polling more than half of the votes in the Doubleview ward.

She said it was her most challenging campaign, having had signs placed on residents’ properties defaced and removed.

“A lot of people were quite disgusted with what went on,” she said.

“It depicts that if you have got a loyal, honest and hardworking local member people respect that and vote accordingly.

“I want to ensure that elected members and staff have a safe workplace at the City of Stirling and ratepayers get value for money and we work together getting community facilities and sporting grounds upgraded.”

Crs David Boothman, Karen Caddy and Andrew Guilfoyle retained their positions while Suzanne Migdale replaced the retired Rod Willox in the Lawley ward and Karlo Perkov took the seat vacated by Samantha Jenkinson in Hamersley.

The election was accompanied by a referendum, where residents voted overwhelmingly to change the City’s method of electing the mayor.

More than 70 per cent of voters supported having the mayor chosen by electors rather than councillors.

Councillors will be sworn in at a Special Council Meeting tomorrow night.

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