LATEST: First time council candidate Kerry Silver has beaten a number of seasoned opponents to claim the Division 3 seat.

Ms Silver received just over 32% of the primary vote with nine booths counted with her closest rival Jim Dodrill gaining 27%.

"Thank you very much to the residents of Division 3 and I can assure you I will be putting people first every step of the way," Ms Silver said.

"I will make sure residents of Division 3 know who their local councillor is from Riverview to Ripley and every suburb in between."


Attwood calls it for Silver

UPDATE: Kerry Silver has claimed victory in Division 3 after just three of 18 booths have been counted.

Ms Silver was on 34 per cent with Danny Donohue in second on 26 per cent of the vote.

Cr Victor Attwood called it for Ms Silver and the lady herself was also confident.

"I think Division 3 will be held by a new councillor...Kerry Silver," she said.

"I am really excited to be able to keep working with the community and get started on all the things I made commitments to."

Preferences are still to be counted but Ms Silver remained confident.



Silver predicts she'll win gold

DIVISION 3 candidate Kerry Silver has been tipped to win top spot in today's council election.

The council hopeful said she felt good after hearing positive things from those in her electorate.

"I think we'll be seeing a result tonight," she said.

"I've been out to all the booths and the feeling has been positive in the community.

"I feel like I'm going to be the outgoing winner of today."

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