Thursday, April 25, 2024

Willoughby Mayor eyes Berejiklian seat

Willoughby City Council Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney has announced she will withdraw from the upcoming Council elections to instead stand for Liberal Party preselection in the State by-election for the seat of Willoughby, left vacant since the resignation of former NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

Departing Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

In a statement, Mayor Giles-Gidney said it had been a great honour and privilege to serve the people of Willoughby since 2009, and as Mayor since 2014.

“As I have said many times – I love my job and our community.”

“However, following the resignation of the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, there has been much to think about. After a great deal of deliberation, I have made the decision to withdraw from the upcoming Council elections on December 4th to stand for Liberal Party preselection in the forthcoming State by-election for Willoughby.

“I don’t yet know when this will be, but I am very excited about a potential next chapter in my service to our community,” she said.

Mayor Gail was first elected as a Councillor for Sailors Bay Ward in 2009, became Deputy Mayor in 2013, and was elected Mayor of Willoughby City Council in April 2014. She is Willoughby’s second popularly elected mayor and the 50th Mayor in the City’s history.

The Mayor is also an honorary member of Chatswood, Chatswood Sunrise and Northbridge Rotary Clubs.

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