Published on 09 December 2022
Earlier today the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) declared Councillor Paul Mercurio the elected Member of Parliament for the seat of Hastings.
As a result, Cr Mercurio has resigned from Council and the VEC has been advised the Mornington Peninsula Shire has an extraordinary vacancy.
The VEC will now hold a by-election to determine Council’s new Watson Ward representative. This is expected to take place by March 2023.
In the meantime, Watson Ward residents wishing to raise ward-related issues, should contact either email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The VEC has also declared Chris Crewther the elected Member of Parliament for the seat of Mornington and Sam Groth the elected Member of Parliament for the seat of Nepean.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Council would like to congratulate all three successful candidates in the local electorates of Mornington, Nepean and Hastings.”
“I look forward to working with all of our newly-elected MPs on the outcomes that matter to our community.”
“While we await the result of the by-election, Watson Ward residents are welcome to contact either myself or Deputy Mayor Debra Mar to discuss any ward-related matters they might have.”