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New Bendigo councillor named for Eppalock Ward

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The City of Greater Bendigo has named its newest councillor-elect after a countback yesterday.

Susie Hawke topped the list of votes from the 2016 election for the Eppalock Ward after Yvonne Wrigglesworth resigned last month.

Ms Wrigglesworth cited a difference in values between herself and many of her fellow councillors as the reason behind her resignation.

Ms Hawke received a total of 2957 votes after those cast for Ms Wrigglesworth in the 2016 election were distributed on preferences.

She now has 48 hours to return a declaration of eligibility before she's officially announced as the new Eppalock Ward councillor.

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