Local Government Election Results

The City of Cockburn welcomes one new and three re-elected Councillors following the Local Government election in the City of Cockburn on Saturday 21 October 2023 which saw a turnout of 28.23 per cent of electors participating in the non-compulsory Ordinary Election. The Council will welcome the following Councillors:

  • Carol Reeve-Fowkes was re-elected to the east ward with 50.34 per cent of the vote.
  • Carol (LeChun) Zhang was newly elected to the east ward with 15.90 per cent of the vote.
  • Tom Widenbar was re-elected to the central ward with 58.58 per cent of the vote.
  • Phoebe Corke was re-elected to the west ward with 65.62 per cent of the vote.

View the full election results below.
Central Ward - Election Results
Local Government Act 1995, s.4.77
Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997, Reg.80, Form 19

Date of election: 21 October 2023
Absolute majority: 3657
Candidate First-preference votes Votes at last count
WIDENBAR, Tom 4,284 4284
ZARINS, Bradley 638 638
ZENTNER, Maggie 2,391

2391

Name of first candidate to backfill: Maggie Zentner
Name of second candidate to backfill: Bradley Zarins

The following person is elected as councillor for the Central Ward. The councillor will hold office until the date set out next to the councillor's name. A document detailing the distribution of preference votes is available on the official website of the local government.
 

Name Expiry of term
Tom WIDENBAR  16 October 2027

Returning Officer: Signed Tracey ELLIOTT
Date: 22/10/2023
East Ward - Election Results
Local Government Act 1995, s.4.77
Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997, Reg.80, Form 19

Date of election: 21 October 2023
Quota: 2678
Candidate First-preference votes Votes at last count
REEVE-FOWKES, Carol 4,043 2678
DE SILVA, Angela 630 0
ZHANG, LeChun (Carol) 1,277 2123
SHERIFF, Musa 421 0
BOGDAN, Beck 1,145 2010
BARUA, Papori 515 0

Name of first candidate to backfill: Beck Bogdan
Name of second candidate to backfill: Angela De Silva

The following people are elected as councillors for the East Ward. Each councillor will hold office until the date set out next to the councillor's name. A document detailing the distribution of preference votes is available on the official website of the local government.

Name Expiry of term
Carol REEVE-FOWKES 16 October 2027
Carol Lechun ZHANG 16 October 2027
Returning Officer: Signed Tracey ELLIOTT
Date: 22/10/2023
West Ward - Election Results
Local Government Act 1995, s.4.77
Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997, Reg.80, Form 19

Date of election: 21 October 2023
Absolute majority: 4080
Candidate First-preference votes Votes at last count
MARTIN, Luke 2,805 2,805
CORKE, Phoebe 5,354 5,354

Name of first candidate to backfill: Luke Martin
Name of second candidate to backfill: No candidate

The following person is elected as councillor for the West Ward. The councillor will hold office until the date set out next to the councillor's name. A document detailing the distribution of preference votes is available on the official-website of the local government.

Name Expiry of term
Georgiana Phoebe CORKE 16 October 2027

Returning Officer: Signed Tracey ELLIOTT
Date: 22/10/2023
Deputy Mayor – Election Results

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Constitution) Regulations 1998, public notice is hereby given that at the Special Council Meeting held 30 October 2023, the result of the election is as follows:

Candidates First Preferences Final Votes Expiry of Term
EVA, Phil 2 2  
STONE, Chontelle 5 6 18 October 2025
CORKE, Phoebe 2 2  
DEWAN, Tarun 1    
Councillor Chontelle Stone was elected as Deputy Mayor for the City of Cockburn for a 2-year term.
 
Daniel Simms
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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