Shoalhaven City Council’s election results have been finalised with the team headed by Gilmore MP Joanna Gash securing a majority on the new council.
Mrs Gash, who was elected Shoalhaven mayor with 63per cent of first preference votes, will be joined in the chamber by seven Team Gash councillors.
When the poll was declared on Wednesday night, former mayor Greg Watson, who was first elected to the council in 1974, secured the final councillor position in Ward Two.
In Ward One, Team Gash’s John Wells and Lynn Kearney were elected, as was the previous deputy-mayor Andrew Guile. Former councillor and anti-parking meter campaigner Jim McCrudden claimed the final spot in Ward One.
In Ward Two, Team Gash’s Jemma Tribe, Clive Robertson and Karen Anstiss were elected, along with Cr Watson.
In Ward Three, the Greens’ Amanda Findley was re-elected and will be joined by Team Gash’s Allan Baptist and Patricia White and Watson candidate Mark Kitchener.
Meantime, as the Liberal Party lost one mayor in Shellharbour City, Liberal councillor Juliet Arkwright was elected Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire.