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The result is in – thank you!

Running an election campaign is a huge undertaking and takes a lot of hard work by a lot of people.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible support I have received by so many in our community, my friends and my family. The counting continues but initial results show that I have secured close to 70% of the Mayoral vote and I will get to continue to serve this wonderful ...
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How to Vote Gail for Mayor

Vote 1 Gail Giles-Gidney to re-elect Gail as Willoughby Mayor. For the full HTV card, including key policy objectives, see Gail for Mayor HTV ...
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How to Vote Gail (in Sailors Bay)

Vote 1 Gail for Mayor and Vote 1 Above the Line for Group B to elect Gail's Team in Sailors Bay. For the full HTV card, including key policy objectives in Sailors Bay, see Gail for Sailors Bay HTV ...
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Q&A

For those I haven't run into door knocking or at street stalls in the past few weeks, I've provided below a few answers to questions that I am regularly asked. Your feedback is always welcome at gail@gailgg.com.au, or at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gilesgidney/ 1. Why are you standing/what got you into politics? I’m standing for re-election as Mayor of Willoughby because, whilst I have delivered many things for our community over ...
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Vote 1 Gail for Mayor

Over the past three years I have had the honour of serving Willoughby City as your Mayor, and prior to that, since 2009 as a Councillor in Sailors Bay Ward. On Saturday, 9 September 2017, I will be standing for re-election as your Mayor and for Council. During my time on Council and as Mayor, I have had the pleasure of meeting a great many of Willoughby's residents. I believe ...
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Three years in …

This week I celebrated three years since my election as Mayor of wonderful Willoughby City Council. Thank you to all of my awesome friends and supporters who assisted in my election and continue to support Council activities. When elected the key areas that I wanted to address were: Traffic and parking Sport and recreation Service delivery Chatswood CBD and local shopping The Concourse, arts and entertainment Protecting our natural and built ...
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Update on The Haven Amphitheatre

As keen followers will know, back in November 2015, I was advised to declare a pecuniary interest in The Haven, as a result of the proximity of my residence, and withdraw from Council deliberations on the matter. My thoughts at that time can be found here. I am now pleased to advise that last Tuesday 29th March, Council (without me being present) endorsed baseline works that will make the site ...
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Address to Boundaries Commission #2 (23 March 2016)

My name is Gail Giles-Gidney, and I have the honour of being the 50th Mayor of Willoughby City Council. However, I address you tonight in my personal capacity, as a resident of Willoughby. Mr. Reynolds, thank you for the opportunity to address you tonight. I would also like to acknowledge the presence of Mayors Gibson and Abelson and former Mayor McCaffery. I am very pleased to see so many here ...
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Address to Boundaries Commission Inquiry #1 (2 Feb 2016)

Mr. Reynolds, thank you for the opportunity to address you tonight. I know it has been a long day. I am Gail Giles-Gidney, and I have the honour and privilege of being the 50th Mayor of Willoughby City Council, and we celebrated our 150th last year. I have been a Councillor at Willoughby since 2009, and resident of the North Shore for over 20 years. In October, the State Government ...
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Best wishes and thank you

As we head into 2016, I wanted to take this opportunity to again thank all of the Willoughby residents for their tremendous support and celebrate the community in which we live. In the past two years as Willoughby Mayor, I have met over 200 community groups.  I’ve also witnessed a common and hugely encouraging theme - genuine willingness to care and support others. I have been privileged to have spent ...
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