I regret to inform you that I was not successful in my bid to gain seat on Council.
My congratulations to returning vice chairman Mike Sherman, returning council member Paul Culley and new council member Claire Zambuni.
My thanks to all who cast a vote in my favour and your kind words of support in the run up to today's declarations.
Of more concern, however, should be the glaring lack of engagement in this process by members. Out of a membership of 130,000 only 2,705 participated in this election. With regard to the AGM itself, I doubt there were more than half a dozen ordinary members in attendance. In every respect, a woeful situation in which apathy appears to take centre stage.