In a hard-fought election campaign, Greens member Charles Jago has been elected to the City of Canada Bay Council to replace retiring councillor Pauline Tyrrell, who has completed three terms on Council.
Overall voting trends in the Council area showed a swing away from the Liberals and an increase towards Labor and the Greens. Two groups of Independents also ran in this election and Daniela Ramondino, a local business woman was successful in getting a seat.
The Greens achieved a very small positive swing of 0.75%, with the vote for independents coming from Labor and Liberals. Former Labor mayor, Angelo Tsirekos was re-elected as mayor with three councillors each for Labor and Liberal, with Charles Jago for the Greens and Ms Ramondino holding the final two seats.
Despite an 8% swing against Labor, they were able to re-elect Labor Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and maintain three councillor positions. A 6% swing against the Liberals saw them lose one councillor position, at the expense of previous mayor Helen McCaffrey.
Charles has been an active Greens member for over 15 years and has lived in the City of Canada Bay area since 1989. He currently works as an adult trainer and his professional experience includes working in the information technology and community development sectors.
Charles’s key concerns include:
- Environmental sustainability, including climate change
- Planning and development that serves the residents of the Council area
- Information technology
- Transport, especially public transport
- Energy, including demand management and energy efficiency
- Social justice issues
- Local democracy to serve local residents.
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