Maribyrnong council’s new look

Sarah Carter has been re-elected to a new-look Maribyrnong council. (Damjan Janevski) 207701_01

Goya Dmytryshchak

Maribyrnong council has three incumbents re-elected and four new councillors, in Victorian Electoral Commission provisional results released today.

Current Labor mayor Sarah Carter has been returned to River ward and will serve alongside Independent Anthony Tran.

In Yarraville ward, Greens’ Simon Crawford has been re-elected and will serve next to Labor’s Michael Clarke and Socialist Jorge Jorquera.

In Stony Creek, Labor’s Cuc Lam has been returned and will serve with a second Greens’ councillor, Bernadette Thomas.

Cr Carter said it was the first time in the history of the City of Maribyrnong that a Socialist had been elected.

“And we’ve got two Greens now, three ALP and one independent, so it’s really quite interesting in the sense that the political parties who have done endorsements of candidates have been successful,” she said.

“It seems like the council’s shifted to the left.

“It’s a really interesting result for our patch.

“I love just looking at the composition and to have two Greens and a Socialist in what was many years ago just a working class kind of town, to go so left and to have one Independent, when the term before last we had four Independents.”

Former deputy mayor Megan Bridger-Darling and Martin Zakharov were not re-elected.

Former councillors Gina Huynh and Mia McGregor did not run for re-election.

A recount has been requested for Yarraville ward.