Former mayor heads to Canberra

December 3, 2007

Former Gwydir Shire Mayor, Mark Coulton has been elected to the new seat of Parkes.

The electorate takes in the old seat of Gwydir, which was held by former Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson, who did not contest the election.

Mr. Coulton gained pre-selection for the Nationals 12 months ago,and has been campaigning since that time.

The ‘two candidate preferred’ result showed Mr. Coulton received 62.31% of the vote, against Labor’s Margaret Patriarca, who received 37.69%.