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New councillor for Wellington Shire Council
Carmel Ripper has been elected as a councillor for Northern Ward within Wellington Shire Council after the Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a countback of votes at 1.00 pm today.
The Deputy 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 resignation of Councillor Keith Mills.
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