Margaret Strelow returned as Rockhampton mayor. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Margaret Strelow returned as Rockhampton mayor. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

UPDATE: Rockhampton council votes

NEXT week will mean the beginning of preference votes being counted following the local government election, but here are Rockhampton's results so far. 

Mayoral:

Mayor Margaret Strelow.
Mayor Margaret Strelow. Allan Reinikka

 

With 92 of 99 booths now counted, Margaret Strelow is maintaining her solid lead after declaring victory. Cr Strelow has 16,307 votes (36.51%), with the next competitor Michael McMillan on 12,971 (29.04%). Following them are Lea Taylor (6172, 12.82%), Dominic Doblo (4852, 10.86%), Bruce Diamond (2746, 6.15%) and Chris Hooper (1620, 3.63%).

 

 

 

 

Division 1:

Cr Rose Swadling.
Cr Rose Swadling. Chris Ison

Current councillor Rose Swadling has a convincing win in division one with only one booth left to count. Cr Swadling has 3515 votes which totals 55.71% of the total. Behind her at Catherine George (1526, 24.19%) and Shane Latcham (1268, 20.10%).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 2:

Cr Neil Fisher.
Cr Neil Fisher. contributed

Division two will see current-sitting councillor Neil Fisher remain in his seat, with 43.23% of the votes with 10 of 12 booths counted. Cr Fisher has 2546 votes, with Tory Acton sitting in second place (1789 votes) and Warren Acutt in last with 1554 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 3:

Cr Tony Williams.
Cr Tony Williams. Chris Ison

Division three will keep the familiar face of Tony Williams as their representative. Cr Williams has a decisive 59.62% of the vote, with two booths left to count. Cr Williams has 3476 votes, with Amanda Marshall next (1258 votes) and Susan Cunningham in last with 1086 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 4:

Cr Ellen Smith.
Cr Ellen Smith. Chris Ison Rokcelection

On two people put their hand up to run for division four, and current councillor Ellen Smith looks to have won the seat. Cr Smith ran against Brett Wass, with Cr smith so far received 58.81% of the votes (two booths to count). Mr Wass has 2724 votes, with Cr Smith receiving 3889.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 5:

Cr Cherie Rutherford.
Cr Cherie Rutherford. Chris Ison

With six candidates for division six, the fight for the seat came mostly down to just two candidates. Current councillor Cherie Rutherford is likely to receive the seat, with only two booths left to count. Cr Rutherford has 1822 votes (41.76%), with Bob Please in second (1926 votes) followed by Gavin Finch (809 votes), Leyland Barnett (422 votes), Christine Ward (400 votes) and Dan McIntyre (379 votes).

 

 

 

 

 

Division 6:

Drew Wickerson.
Drew Wickerson. Allan Reinikka

After Greg Belz chose not to stand for division six again, the race was left with no standing councillor for the seat. Drew Wickerson has a very decisive lead, with 2050 votes (30.97%) with two booths left to count. Next is Wade Ferricks (1280 votes) followed by Alan Cornick (1057 votes), Bruce Simpson (1072 votes), Marcus Holmes (858 votes) and Eric Lewis (302 votes).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 7:

The hot seat in Rockhampton at the moment is definitely division seven - with the standings too close to call. With two booths remaining, current councillor Stephen Schwarten is sitting with a narrow lead over Donna Kirkland. Cr Schwarten has 39.52% of the vote (2285 votes), while Ms Kirkland has 35.49% (2052 votes). The two other candidates, Bill Warwick-Day (893 votes) and Dan Smith (552 votes) are not near the front runners. 

Cr Stephen Schwarten.
Cr Stephen Schwarten. Allan Reinikka


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