Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Roper elected following Mercurio’s state move

Kate Roper has been elected as the new Watson Ward Councillor for the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Cr Roper was previously a councillor for Cerberus Ward from 2016 to 2020.

“On behalf of my fellow councillors, I’d like to congratulate Kate and welcome her back to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council,” said Mayor, Steve Holland.

“Her previous experience as a councillor will be invaluable and I look forward to working with her to support the Watson Ward community and improve life for all local residents.”

The Watson Ward extraordinary vacancy occurred due to the resignation of former councillor, Paul Mercurio, after he was elected as the Member for Hastings at the 2022 Victorian election.

To fill the vacancy, the Victorian Electoral Commission held a by-election. Full results can be found online at

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