FORMER deputy mayor Scott Shaw has dismissed local speculation that he would attempt to unseat mayor Martyn Evans at tomorrow night's meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. Councillor Shaw was one of three unsuccessful candidates for the top job at this year's council election. Tonight he told the New Norfolk News there was no truth to a rumour he was planning to somehow remove Cr Evans from office.
Cr Shaw said he was aware of the rumour, which spread like wildfire today. He had been contacted by Mayor Evans, who had heard the story from the council's general manager. On hearing that it was alleged Cr Shaw had made certain comments whilst at the New Norfolk Christmas Parade on Saturday, Cr Shaw said he had not attended the parade.