Youngest Livingstone candidate down but not out
THE youngest Livingstone Shire Council candidate was on a high at the weekend, knowing she was in fifth place.
But yesterday Hannah Colley said her feelings were bittersweet.
Ms Colley, 21, had dropped to seventh yesterday, from a precarious sixth on Sunday, on the EC Queensland official tally results website.
The tally gap between Ms Colley and fellow candidate Adam Belot has grown to about 200 votes.
She told The Morning Bulletin yesterday if she missed out on a position on the council, "you will be seeing a lot more of me in the future".
Ms Colley, who comes from a rural background, has worked in a council planning and development support position for the past four years.
"I know the ins and outs of the council ... I stood for the council to give the youth and the community a voice," she said.
"I plan to keep working in the community ... I did as much as I could from the sidelines, helping with charities and other community organisations but I wanted to be involved to make real positive changes," Ms Colley said.
She wished Mr Belot well.