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The results are in and the votes have been counted. On Tuesday morning, December 21, the New South Wales Electoral Commission announced the results of the Midwest Regional Council election. Three new faces make up the new Council, with Katie Dicker, Robbie Palmer and Phil Stoddart. 15,865 votes were counted once all was said and done and the informal rate, although initially high, dropped to 5.31%. Which means that 842 votes were not counted. Paul Cavalier, who ran as an independent and received 1,525 votes, said it was great to finally see a result. “It’s great to finally see the results announced. There have undoubtedly been sleepless nights for some of the candidates, and although the process has been slow, we finally have an answer, and we can get to work,” did he declare. noted. “I am delighted to see new faces around the table and hope that we can work collectively to make meaningful changes and decisions in the next term.” Alex Karavas, who managed to retain his place on the board, said the election had been interesting. “It was an interesting election, with so many candidates, the outcome for everyone was more unpredictable than usual,” he said. “I am grateful for the overwhelming support my diverse group has received, this is reflected not only in our policies and our campaign, but in what has been achieved during my first term as Councillor. I will continue to represent the locals from the region on the issues that are most important to them.” I would like to thank the other members of my group for their support and dedication throughout the campaign.” Former Deputy Mayor Sam Paine, s said he was happy to be back after a close race. “I’m looking forward to being part of the new board after an election that was quite close for me,” he said. always nice in the voting booths to hang out with the other candidates and get a feel for what the new board will be like. Another returning adviser, Percy Thompson, said he was looking forward to getting back to work. “I’m happy because I like helping people. My wife said I should run again because I have more time than ever to do it,” he said. “People say if they want something done call Percy Thompson. This is the ninth time I’ve been elected, so I have to do something right.” Our reporters work hard to bring local, up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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