Cr MICHAEL LYON ELECTED AS BYRON SHIRE’S NEW MAYOR

Less than two weeks on from Simon Richardson’s resignation, Byron Council has today elected its new mayor.

Richardson’s deputy, Michael Lyon, has claimed the top job – defeating Councillor Basil Cameron five votes to three.

Councillor Sarah Ndiaye was elected his deputy.

Meanwhile, in a three horse race for the vacant Rous County Council position – Councillor Cate Coorey came out on top.

They’ll each hold their roles until voters head to the polls for the local government elections on September 4.

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