By-election date confirmed

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The by-elections in South and East Wards will take place on Saturday, May 12, Council has confirmed.

Council’s General Manager Alan Stoneham has officially begun planning for the upcoming by-elections.

They were triggered following the resignations of Councillor Josh Hoole and Councillor Ben Price earlier this month.

At Monday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting, it was resolved that the General Manager will conduct the election, much to Councillor Marcus Cornish’s frustration.

“A General Manager should not be overseeing an election of his peers,” he said.

“We need more transparency.”

Council will soon release details about nominations and voting.

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