Unity Maranoa candidates Mark Edwards, Tyson Golder, John Birkett, George Ladbrook and Julie Guthrie all look certain to regain or gain seats in the Maranoa Regional Council.
Unity Maranoa candidates Mark Edwards, Tyson Golder, John Birkett, George Ladbrook and Julie Guthrie all look certain to regain or gain seats in the Maranoa Regional Council.

‘We have the same goals’: Unity to gain majority

ALL four Unity Maranoa councillor candidates look almost certain to have a seat at the Maranoa Regional Council table, according to early figures from the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

According to figures at the time of publication, George Ladbrook had the second highest number of votes of all candidates, behind Geoff McMullen who was not part of the group.

Fellow Unity members John Birkett, Julie Guthrie, and Mark Edwards round out the top five.

Mr Ladbrook said it was exciting to see the Maranoa back the group of like-minded individuals.

“We all get on and we all have the same goals,” he said.

“At this point in time particularly we need to work smarter and help our region.”

Tyson Golder looks likely to retain the mayoral position, and said the combination of his fellow Unity councillor candidates had clearly resonated with the Maranoa’s voters.

“I’d like to thank the people of the Maranoa – you need a majority of council to make a change, hopefully this trend continues to deliver that for the region,” he said.

“If elected, I am looking forward to working with all the councillors.

“As a team, we will work together to get through this difficult time and do that as much as we can by working locally.”


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