Division 6 returned councillor Christian Dickson.
Division 6 returned councillor Christian Dickson. john mccutcheon

The Coast's most popular councillor takes 10,000 votes

CHRISTIAN Dickson is the Sunshine Coast Councillor with the most popular support after more than 70% of votes have been counted in every division.

Cr Dickson (Div 6) has received 10,985 primary votes, giving him 72.73% of the count and placing ahead of Cr Tim Dwyer (Div 2), who now has 10,376 votes and the support of 72.73% of his division.

In third place is the high-profile Cr Jason O'Pray, who secured 9567 votes in Division 8 with 67.31% with Greg Rogerson (Div 10) fourth on 8835 votes at 55.73%.

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The fifth highest ranking returning councillor in terms of votes secured is Cr Rick Baberowski (Div 1), who has 8558 at 64.15% followed in sixth place by Jenny McKay with 8519 votes for 58.49% of the total.

Steve Robinson is in eighth place with 7692 primary votes or 51.05% of the total cast in Division 9.

In Division 3, Cr Peter Cox, with 6376 votes or 42.25%, will be hoping "Just Vote 1" signage deterred voters from exercising the full power of their vote through preferences.


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