Labor reclaims dominance as David Brown elected as Wollongong deputy mayor

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated October 9 2017 - 8:10am, first published 7:00am

Labor councillor David Brown was easily elected as Wollongong's deputy lord mayor, beating Liberal contender Leigh Colacino by a vote of 9 to 3.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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