Div 5 still too close to call

BUNDABERG should have a new mayor today with the last of the postal votes due by 6pm yesterday.

With only a minimal number of votes still to be counted, Mal Forman's lead in the mayoral race had stretched to well over 1000 ahead of closest rival Bill Trevor.

Yesterday the Electoral Commission Queensland's website showed Mr Forman with 19,178 votes - 1582 votes ahead of Mr Trevor with 17,596 votes.

But preferences will be needed to declare the closely contested Division 5 spot.

Late yesterday afternoon, sitting councillor Greg Barnes was clinging to a 89-vote lead ahead of challenger Kerry Short.

Cr Barnes has 2141 votes compared to Mr Short's 2052.

The remaining divisions to be officially declared are divisions 4 and 6.

Vince Habermann leads Division 4 with 1816 votes, 520 ahead of nearest candidate Mary Wilkinson on 1296.

In Division 6, Danny Rowleson (2382) is well clear of nearest rival John Fichera with (1691) votes.

Councillors already declared winners are Wayne Honor (Div 3), Ross Sommerfeld (Div 7) and Alan Bush (Div 1).

Topics:  bundaberg regional council, electoral commission queensland, greg barnes, kerry short, mal forman, mayor, politics, postal votes




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