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Gander elects a new mayor and council

Four of Gander’s newest councillors, from left, are Tara Pollett, Gina Brown, Pat Woodford and Oswald Fudge.
Four of Gander’s newest councillors, from left, are Tara Pollett, Gina Brown, Pat Woodford and Oswald Fudge.

GANDER, NL – Gander voters have had their say in bringing in a new council for the next four years.

A total of 3,678 out of 6,662 eligible voters– 55.2 per cent – cast a vote during Gander’s municipal election on Sept. 26. In the 2013 election, out 7,209 eligible voters, 3,161 people marked a ballot, making up 43.84 per cent of the vote.
The vote was carried out of 15 polls – 13 residential, one mobile and the advance poll.
Out of 14 candidates in the running, the democratic process chose Percy Farwell to be mayor. Tara Pollett, Gina Brown, Robert Anstey, Oswald Fudge, Pat Woodford and Brian Dove will be councillors.

Results
Mayor:
Percy Farwell – 2,000
Cyril Abbott – 1,557
Frank Ireland - 121

Councillor:
Tara Pollett – 2,034
Gina Brown – 2,017
Rob Anstey – 2,015
Oswald Fudge – 2,015
Pat Woodford – 1,989
Brian Dove – 1,421
Sarah McBreairty – 1,379
Stephanie Windsor – 1,313
Paul Hamlyn – 1,226
Gerry Parrott –1,218
Darren Byrne – 681

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