ALLEGIANCES and alliances appear to be changing along with the odds on who will be the next mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire.
The shire’s 11 councillors will vote for their next leader on Tuesday 16 November.
Last week’s favourite 2:1 combination of Cr Anthony Marsh for mayor with Cr Lisa Dixon as deputy has firmed to 1:1 (“Favourites pushed aside in race to the front” The News 26/10/21).
Since last week, the duo of Cr Sarah Race (mayor) and Cr Dixon (deputy) has slipped from 4:1 to 6:1. Next on the list is Cr Marsh (mayor) and Cr Race (deputy) at 10:1, followed further down the field by current mayor Cr Despi O’Connor being reappointed with Cr Dixon as deputy, 20:1.
Out of the running – or given a 100:1 chance at most by participants in the betting being run by shire officers – are earlier fancied contenders Crs Paul Mercurio, Antonella Celi and Susan Bissinger.