Race on in Stirling for first mayoral election

City of Stirling's council office.
City of Stirling's council office.

A HUGE battle has begun to win power in Stirling.

At least five candidates will vie for the coveted mayoral post, including incumbent mayor Mark Irwin.

Cr Irwin, who is hoping to build on his two-year term in the council’s first direct election of a mayor, will launch his campaign in Scarborough tonight.

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin

He’ll be up against former mayor Adam Spagnolo, Cr Elizabeth Re and Deputy Mayor David Lagan in the October 19 poll.

Stirling councillor and former mayor Adam Spagnolo
Stirling councillor Elizabeth Re

Cr Spagnolo was one of the first to proliferate the City with election signs.

The Times asked Cr Lagan on Tuesday if he was running.

“Absolutely,” he said.

Stirling deputy mayor David Lagan

The election promises to be a no-holds-barred affair, with no love lost between some of the candidates.

 

What are you looking for in Stirling’s next mayor?

Tell us at stirlingtimes@communitynews.com.au.

 

Related:

Councillor labels motion ‘sour grapes’