Eastern Suburbs Sydney
Labor’s John Wakefield elected Mayor of Waverley after Sloan absence
Councillor John Wakefield
In a further sign that relations among some of the Liberal Councillors may be strained, Sloan was voted Deputy Mayor even though she did not attend the meeting.
The election of John Wakefield as the Mayor is a significant coup for Waverley Labor and the Greens as the Mayor has a casting vote in the event of a deadlock, a right which former Mayor Sally Betts used regularly when there was a difference of opinion on the Council between Labor/Greens and the Liberal/Independents.
Councillor Wakefield first engagement as Mayor was to launch the Jingly Jangly Dancing Bones CD at the Waverley Library to a room full of pre-school aged children from Waverley, Bronte & Gardiner Childcare Centres. The significance of Wakefield’s election was lost on the crowd of little ones though it looked like it could have been a celebration party, complete with party snacks, dancing & singing.
What would you like to see John Wakefield achieve in his first term as Mayor of Waverley Council?