Tyzack enters Stirling mayoral race

Former Stirling mayor and longtime councillor Terry Tyzack has nominated for Stirling's mayoral election.
Former Stirling mayor and longtime councillor Terry Tyzack has nominated for Stirling's mayoral election.

FORMER Stirling mayor Terry Tyzack was a surprise late nomination on Friday to become Stirling’s next mayor.

Tyzack threw his hat in the ring as nominations closed and as another former mayor, Giovanni Italiano, decided not to run.

Mr Tyzack, who lost by less than 150 votes to Cr Bianca Sandri for a councillor seat in the inglewood ward in 2017, had earlier this month backed Cr Elizabeth Re and called for voters to do their due diligence on candidates.

He said he had been “strongly requested” to run for mayor by ratepayers and “the business community of Mt Lawley in particular” over parking meters and plans for a plaza.

Mr Tyzack will be up against Cr Adam Spagnolo, Cr Elizabeth Re, incumbent Mark Irwin, Cr David Lagan and Sanjeev Gupta.

Cr Italiano is hoping to be re-elected a councillor in the Osborne ward, saying he had done his stint as mayor.

“I want to continue to look after my community I have served honourably and credibly in total for 17 years,” he said.

He will be up against Lisa Thornton, Mr Gupta, Frank Agostino and Amit Kumar.

The election is on October 19.

FULL LIST OF STIRLING COUNCIL CANDIDATES:

MAYOR
Adam Spagnolo
Elizabeth Re
Mark Irwin (incumbent)
David Lagan
Terry Tyzack
Sanjeev Gupta

BALGA WARD
Leonie Getty
Ram Tin Thei
Keith Sargent (incumbent)
Adrian Lowe
Kristy Cochrane
Alphonse Mulumba
Casey Johnston

COASTAL WARD
Rob Paparde
Jeff Johnson
Felicity Farrelly

DOUBLEVIEW WARD
David Drewett
Simon Wheeler
Stephanie Proud (incumbent)
Jim Bivoltsis

HAMERSLEY WARD (two vacancies)
Pauline Vukojevic
Chris Hatton
James Helliwell
Soo Hong
Karlo Perkov (incumbent)
Teresa Olow

INGLEWOOD WARD
David Lagan (incumbent)
Rozanne Byass
Andrew Bethell

LAWLEY WARD
Joe Ferrante (incumbent)
Joe Drago
Paul Collins

OSBORNE WARD
Lisa Thornton
Giovanni Italiano (incumbent)
Sanjeev Gupta
Frank Agostino
Amit Kumar

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