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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

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Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election. Cr Michael Lyon has been elected as the Mayor of the Byron Shire.

The election was held at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council today.

Mayor Lyon will hold the position of Mayor until the NSW Local Government Election which will be held on 4 September 2021.

Cr Sarah Ndiaye was elected as Deputy Mayor.

At the election in September, eligible residents in the Byron Shire will have the opportunity to vote for a new, popularly elected Mayor and eight Councillors who will serve until September 2024.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. This selection shows there are no leaders in Council … all are followers.
    Fast Bucks, just continue on as usual. Increase the pace, take a bigger club.

  2. Fast Bucks was again removed by Michael Lyons from the Council Meeting yesterday. Evidently Fast Bucks committed the most heinous crime of going over to where the Councillors sit in the Chamber and TALKED to Cr Ndiaye . Ironically he was kicked out of a previous meeting for swearing, but in this Meeting Cr Ndiaye said the word “SHIT” in her speech praising the bypass, without any response from Lyons in the Chair. She also heavily criticised the bypass protestors for causing delays and increased cost while two facedly speaking at the recent Assange Rally (who caused several years delay and huge police presence costs regarding his trial) and she has been supporting the No 5G protests that have caused delay and costs from their protests. Ah – just picking the local populist protest causes, must be an election around.

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