Central Coast Election results confirmed

The results of the first Central Coast Council election.The results of the first Central Coast Council election.

Results from the first ever Central Coast wide council elections have been confirmed by the Electoral Commission NSW on Friday 15 at 3.09pm.

Labor has gained 6 councillors over the five wards while the Liberal party has been held to 4 councillors and 5 independents of various backgrounds.

Budgewoi ward; VINCENT Doug (Labor), HOGAN Jillian (Labor), BEST Greg (Ind)

Wyong ward; MacGREGOR Kyle (Labor), GREENAWAY Louise (Ind), BURKE Chris (Liberal)

The Entrance ward; MATTHEWS Lisa (Labor), PILON Jilly (Liberal), McLACHLAN Bruce (Ind)

Gosford West ward; MEHRTENS Richard (Labor), MARQUART Troy (Liberal), HOLSTEIN Chris (Ind)

Gosford East ward; GALE COLLINS Rebecca (Liberal), SUNDSTROM Jeff (Labor), SMITH Jane (Ind)

This equates to a nominally progressive council majority assuming the two New Independents Jane Smith & Louise Greenaway side with Labor on the main decisions. The most pressing decision will be the selection of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the first 2 years. The negotiations have begun with several councillors interested in the positions. The vote among the councillors for these positions will occur on Friday Sept 22.

Central Coast Community News interviewed 5 of the candidates today in their Gosford offices on Friday prior to the offical full final results as part of a new video news initiative.

Councillor Louise Greenaway (left) is interviewed by Jackie Pearson for the video news.

Councillor Louise Greenaway (left) is interviewed by Jackie Pearson for the video news.

More to come in print and online..

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