Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes re-elected for third term

Nuatali Nelmes will be retaining her title as Lord Mayor of Newcastle.


NUATALI Nelmes has been re-elected as the Lord Mayor of Newcastle.

Although final votes from a number of pre-polling sites and postal voting options are yet to be counted, Nuatali Nelmes has been declared as re-elected with 41.19% of votes, totalling over 21,367 votes to her name.

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These results were similar to Ms Nelmes’ 2017 results with a total of 42.57% of the votes.

“This election’s result has seen the people of Newcastle strongly support our positive and progressive policies to continue to deliver for our city.

“Novocastrians have backed our vision for Newcastle, and supported our approach to create and sustain more local jobs while delivering the infrastructure upgrades our community deserves,” Ms Nelmes said.

Nuatali’s re-election places her ahead of opponent John Church (26.70%) and John Mackenzie (15.76%)
Ward One is on track to have Labor Councillor Declan Clausen (Current Deputy Lord Mayor) re-elected with almost 4,000 votes.

Estimated to be joining him will be Independent candidate, John Church (3,104 votes) and Greens Candidate John Mackenzie (3,047 votes)

Stockton voters’ tended to favour Clausen and Nelmes, with second preferences to Church.

Ms Nelmes is looking forward to her third consecutive term as Lord Mayor.

“We’ve run a positive campaign on the back of sustainable and deliverable policies that will continue to drive our city forward.

“I’m so thankful that the people of Newcastle have once again given me their trust and support as their Lord Mayor – I won’t let you down, Newcastle,” Ms Nelmes said.



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