Councillor Ken Ashwin has resigned from the City of Gosnells Council, making way for the candidate with the next-highest number of votes, Kylie Dalton, to fill the vacancy.

Mr Ashwin cited health and family reasons for his resignation.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said she welcomed Cr Dalton to Council.

“My fellow Councillors and I look forward to working with Cr Dalton to represent and serve the City of Gosnells community,” she said.

The appointment of Cr Dalton is in line with recent changes to the Local Government Act, which allow the next-highest-voted candidate to backfill the position on Council without the need for another election.

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