City of Subiaco: Penny Taylor becomes mayor after winning election

City of Subiaco: Penny Taylor becomes mayor after winning election
Penny Taylor.
Penny Taylor.

PENNY Taylor has won the City of Subiaco mayoral election by 375 votes.

The Shenton Park resident, who ran as a Labor candidate against Bill Marmion in this year’s State Election, won with 1805 votes.

East ward councillor Julie Matheson was second with 1430 votes followed by North ward councillor Stephanie Stroud with 806.

Andrew McTaggart got 641 votes and outgoing councillors Mark Burns and Lee Hemsley finished on 539 and 221 respectively.

Ms Taylor thanked the people of Subiaco for voting her in as well as her husband James and their children.

“It’s been wonderful to meet so many people across our western suburbs as part of our campaigning,” she said.

“Thank you to my friends and supporters because you are kind, intelligent and have given me the support I need to get here.

“You’ve given me the confidence I need to do this job.”

It took WA Electoral Commission staff an hour and a half to count the mayoral votes, including 580 that were handed in at the council administration before 6pm today.

Ms Taylor and newly elected councillors will be sworn in at a special council meeting on Tuesday night.