Council trio sits tight

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

THREE shire councillors say they will stay another two years instead of facing all Toodyay voters for the first time in October.

Their decision comes as the shire awaits the result of a formal State Government inquiry.

The three were elected in 2017 under a former ward system that barred most Toodyay people from voting in their elections.

Only 11 per cent of Toodyay’s 2500 electors voted two years ago for Shire Deputy President Therese Chitty, and only 8.3 per cent for Cr Paula Greenway (pictured).

Nobody voted for Shire President Brian Rayner because he was the only candidate to stand in the now-abolished North Ward.