The West Tamar Council’s incumbent mayor and has been given a strong endorsement from the community with a resounding win in the local government election.
Christina Holmdahl had a whopping 72.73 per cent of the vote, nearly 50 per cent more than her nearest challenger.
Cr Holmdahl said the result exceeded even her own expectations.
“It’s very gratifying to get this result,” she said.
“In many ways, it was an easier campaign this time around, because I had been through it before.
“This is a great endorsement from the community.”
Incumbent deputy mayor Joy Allen also looked to have been re-elected with 40.21 per cent of preferences, ahead of Richard Ireland on 25.51 per cent.
Cr Allen admitted to not campaigning as much as previous elections, preferring to let her work do the talking.
“I’ve been doing this for quite a while, and I think by now people know what I stand for,” she said.
“What I am about has been reflected in the work I have done in the role.
“For me, there was not much use in campaigning at the last minute.”
The second-largest council area in the North by population has had the lowest voter return in the North, with 53.19 per cent.
In 2014, with 16,901 enrolled electors, the council had a vote return of 57.17 per cent compared to the statewide return rate of 54.58 per cent.
There could be some new faces on the council, with 22 candidates vying for just nine positions.