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Bendigo councillor Yvonne Wrigglesworth resigns

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Bendigo councillor Yvonne Wrigglesworth has resigned.

Last month, Ms Wrigglesworth spoke out about the use of 'ring girls' in the Jeff Horn boxing match that was sponsored by the City of Greater Bendigo, and believes in doing so she contradicted the council's gender equalit policy. 

Mayor Margaret O'Rourke says she's disappointed over the resignation, but respects her decision.

“Yvonne was a valued member of Council who made a great contribution to our decision making processes and worked hard for the communities she represented. She should be proud of her time on Council and her achievements," said Cr O'Rourke.

It's now expected the Victorian Electoral Commission will conduct a countback to fill the now vacant Eppalock Ward.

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