Thursday 5 October 2017
For immediate release

New councillor for Whittlesea City Council

Tom Joseph was elected as a councillor for North Ward within Whittlesea City Council after the Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a countback of votes at 10.30 am on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

The Returning Officer, Charmaine Morel, declared the result after a countback of votes from the general election held in October 2016.

Only those candidates who were unsuccessful at the general election and who were still eligible to be elected were included in the countback process.

The extraordinary vacancy arose due to the passing of Councillor John Butler.

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Media enquiries:

Christine Gounder
Senior Communication Officer
Victorian Electoral Commission
Email: christine.gounder@vec.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 8620 1196
Level 11, 530 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

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