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Former mayor Paul Lake

Labor would have lost byelection in two horse race: Lake

Former Campbelltown Mayor Paul Lake believes Labor would have lost last Saturday’s byelection if it was a two horse race. “I think Josh Cotter would have been elected, when you look at how the numbers ended up after preferences were distributed,’’ Councillor Lake said. The Labor candidate, Ben Gilholme was declared the winner after preferences… Read more »

Ben Gilholme has won the Campbelltown Council byelection held today.

Campbelltown byelection: Labor win

The Labor Party has taken a stranglehold on Campbelltown Council after winning today’s byelection to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fred Borg. Its candidate, Ben Gilholme, 25, is certain to be elected after receiving more than 45 percent of the total vote counted to open up a big gap between himself and… Read more »

Irish breakfast on St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day: Irish breakfast goes well with a Guinness

On Wednesday, fellow called himself Aidan McLaughlin emailed me a press release about today’s St Patrick’s day celebrations at the Mercantile Hotel in the Rocks. Young Aidan said the entertainment today would include traditional Irish dancers and Irish bands and performers including Blackwater Band, Shaylee Wilde and The Soniks. And that’s all nice and dandy,… Read more »

Campbelltown residents go to the polls this Saturday to fill the vacancy created by the death of Cr Fred Borg last December.

Saturday’s byelection a choice between youth and experience

There are just three candidates to choose from when Campbelltown votes this Saturday, March 18. All three are outstanding candidates in their own right and I think it will be difficult to choose between Labor’s Ben Gilholme and the two independents, Josh Cotter and Gary Potts. Gilholme and Cotter represent the future of Campbelltown as… Read more »

Josh Cotter wants to make Campbelltown even greater.

Welcome back Cotter: Josh wants to make Campbelltown great

The last time Josh Cotter ran for election was just six months ago in September at the age of 22. For this Saturday’s Campbelltown Council byelection he’s once again running under the Community First Team. So it’s welcome back Cotter, but there’s a couple of differences. Firstly, his age. The Glen Alpine resident turned 23… Read more »

Ben Gilholme wants Campbelltown to become inclusive where people with disabilities are concerned.

Gilholme wants a city that people with disabilities can call their own

Ben Gilholme won’t have a problem making the transition to a seat on the council chamber if he wins the Campbelltown byelection this Saturday. The 25 year old candidate from Ingleburn has already been working with his Labor Party colleagues on council to make improvements on the issue he’s most passionate about – people with… Read more »

Three Ghosts women's team have made the finals this season.

Three Ghosts women’s teams make the cricket finals

Three Campbelltown Camden Ghosts women’s teams will be playing semi final cricket this weekend. That’s in stark contrast to not one of the five men’s grade teams making the playoffs this season. At the completion of the Sydney Premiership rounds on the weekend, the Ghosts second and third grade sides qualified for the finals. The third… Read more »

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