Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Salt added to council

Anne Salt
THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has named New Norfolk resident Anne Salt as the newest member of the Derwent Valley Council.

Following the resignation of Councillor Damian Bester on February 28, a recount was completed today to fill the vacancy on the council. As a result of the recount Mrs Salt was elected to serve as a councillor until the council election in October. More information is available on the TEC website.

Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey said six of the nine eligible candidates had nominated to contest the recount. The others participating were all former members of the council: Wayne Shoobridge, former mayor Tim Morris, Chris Lester, former deputy mayor Scott Shaw, and former mayor Tony Nicholson who received the majority of Mr Bester's secondary votes but was pipped at the post by Mrs Salt, 193 votes to 185, after the distribution of preferences.

Mrs Salt is chairman of the Friends of Willow Court Special Committee and stood unsuccessfully as one of 19 candidates at the council election in 2014, finishing in 14th position with 131 primary votes. She also sought election to State Parliament that year as a candidate for the Tasmanian Nationals party, polling 122 first-preference votes and finishing 23rd out of 24 candidates.


2014 council election
first-preference results
  1. Cr Martyn Evans 722
  2. Paul Belcher 396
  3. Julie Triffett 284
  4. Ben Shaw 267
  5. Cr Damian Bester 247
  6. Frank Pearce 237
  7. Cr James Graham 212
  8. Tim Morris 189
  9. Scott Shaw 155
  10. Jamie Hill 164
  11. Cr Barry Lathey 154
  12. Cr Chris Lester 146
  13. Cr Tony Nicholson 137
  14. Anne Salt 131
  15. Kylie Farrell 114
  16. Philip Bingley 101
  17. Cr Judy Bromfield 57
  18. Cr Wayne Shoobridge 34
  19. Jo Bilinski 15

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