GLENDA Mather is "playing it by ear" when it comes to the deputy mayor's position at Livingstone Shire Council.

"I do have the most experience after all but I am not ruling either way at this point in time," she said yesterday.

Cr Mather would not be drawn on who else she considered a suitable candidate, but made it clear that she could work with anyone who was working for the good of the shire.

"I have no conflict with anybody who works for the good of the people," she said.

Cr Mather has almost 22 years experience in local government. She was a councillor with Livingstone before taking a position on the Rockhampton Regional Council following amalgamation in 2008.

She received the most votes of the 27 candidates contesting the six councillor positions on the new council.

The position of deputy mayor will be decided at the first meeting of the council in January. Cr Tom Wyatt has ruled out standing for deputy, saying the council needed someone younger.



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