Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Byrnes returned as Tweed Deputy Mayor

Tweed Shire Councillor, Reece Byrnes, will continue in his role as Deputy Mayor of Tweed Shire for the remainder of the current electoral term after a vote overnight.

At an Extraordinary Council meeting last night, Councillor Byrnes (pictured) was elected by his fellow Councillors to remain in his role as Deputy Mayor until the upcoming NSW Government election on 4 December.
 
In a show of hands, Councillor Byrnes received five five votes, while the only other candidate, Councillor Pryce Allsop, received two votes.

Councillor Byrnes was supported by Councillors Cherry, Cooper, Milne and Owen. Councillor Allsop was supported by Councillor Polglase.

Councillor Chris Cherry will remain in her position as Mayor of Tweed Shire until the Council election in December. Elected to the role of Mayor in September 2020, Cr Cherry is only halfway through her two-year term and therefore a ballot was not required for her role.

Councillor Byrnes thanked his fellow Councillors for their support and said he remained as committed as ever to serving residents of the Tweed.

“I’m honoured to continue to serve the community in this role and to work for and fight for them in what is one of the hardest times the Tweed has ever faced,” Cr Byrnes said

“I’ll continue to work hard and to fight for the interests of the Tweed every day on the issues facing our community.”

Councillor Cherry previously served as Deputy Mayor from September 2016 to September 2017, and again for the same period in 2018/19 and 2019/20, before being elected Mayor. 

Councillor Byrnes previously served as Deputy Mayor from September 2017 to September 2018 and again from September 2020 to September 2021.

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