Matthews voted mayor, Smith deputy
Labor councillor Lisa Matthews became the Central Coast Council's second mayor on Monday night beating Liberal candidate Cr Chris Burke by one vote.
The inaugural mayor Cr Jane Smith did not nominate for a second term but stood for the position of deputy mayor and won over two other nominees, Cr Burke and Cr Chris Holstein.
Cr Matthews was voted in by her Labor Party colleagues plus Cr Smith and fellow independent Cr Louise Greenaway.
The four Liberals, along with independents Cr Bruce McLachlan, Cr Greg Best and Cr Chris Holstein, who two years ago voted for Cr Smith, voted for Cr Burke.
Inaugural deputy mayor Cr Holstein only attracted Cr McLachlan's vote for a second term.
The four Liberals and Cr Best voted for Cr Burke but the six Labor councillors and Cr Greenaway voted for Cr Smith as deputy mayor.
Central Coast Council mayoral election, 24 Sep 2019
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