Vote of no confidence rejected for Harvey president Tania Jackson

Sam GibbsHarvey-Waroona Reporter

The vote of no confidence in Harvey shire president Tania Jackson has been rejected following heated debate.

Roelands resident Brian Hanson last month put forward a motion calling on councillors to consider a vote of no confidence in Cr Jackson, but it was not carried at the special meeting in a 37 to 24 vote.

When speaking on the motion, Mr Hanson called out Cr Jackson on what he alleged was unacceptable behaviour and “bullying” of members of the public and other councillors.

The motion was hotly debated on Tuesday night with speakers from both the council and community coming forward, with an even spread of speakers for and against.

None of the councillors voted in favour of the motion of no confidence.

Cr Jackson said she appreciated all the people who spoke of her professionalism and contributions to the shire.

She said the job was often rewarding but the experience had been an example of the “ugly side” of the role.

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