New, familiar faces vying for seat

Residents are urged to check that their enrolment details are up to date.

Story appeared in: Review | August 14th, 2017

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Split into five wards, each represented by three councillors, Granville and Greystanes both have 13 contenders; Regents Park and South Granville have 15 contenders a piece; while Wentworthville residents will have to choose from 18 candidates.
Former Auburn councillors contesting the Regents Park Ward include independent candidate Tony Oldfield who drew the top spot on the ballot paper. George Campbell is heading up the Labor ticket with Ned Attie on top of the Liberals group, while Irene Simms and Theresa Di Paolo are both running on the Residents Action Group Cumberland ticket, with Semra Batik standing as an independent.
Ex-Labor party member Hicham Zraika also standing as an independent candidate for the South Granville Ward. Other contenders include former Parramatta councillors Paul Garrard who is running on the Our Local Community ticket and Glenn Elmore who heads up the Labor candidates. Tom Zreika is also returning for the Liberal party.
Drawing top spot on the Granville Ward's ballot is Our Local Community candidate Rima Balech, with Stavros Christou topping the Labor ticket, Joseph Rahme heading the Liberal ticket, Nasr Kafrouni is The Local Independent Party candidate and Esteban Lopez standing as an independent.
Voting is compulsory for everyone enrolled in the Cumberland Council area and residents are urged to check their enrolment details are up to date. Voters can check which ward they belong to and the list of polling places by calling 1300 135 736 or visit

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Publication: Review | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 130285 | Viewcount: 21637