Barnes closes in on Short


UPDATED: 11.50am: JUST 67 votes separate sitting councillor Greg Barnes and challenger Kerry Short.

The gap has been closing in the tight race since counting resumed this morning.

Cr Barnes has 1417 votes compared to Mr Short's 1484.

UPDATED 10.30am: SITTING councillor Greg Barnes is closing the gap on challenger Kerry Short in the Division Five race.

Cr Barnes is just 83 votes ahead of Mr Short with about 56% of the electoral roll counted.

Mr Short has 1460 votes compared to 1377 for Cr Barnes.

Mr Short had been leading Cr Barnes by about 150 votes.

Counting is continuing today.

Topics:  bundaberg, council election, division 5

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