TIGNISH – An incumbent was unseated in Monday’s municipal election in Tignish.
With seven residents running for six council seats, Thish Handrahan, who served as chairman of the recreation committee on the last council, was left out of the new council.
She polled 104 votes, the fewest of the seven candidates. Allan Gavin with 137 votes and Wayne Gavin with 139 votes, were returned for another term.
Allan McInnis was the only candidate for council chair and was elected by acclamation at the Oct. 22 nomination deadline. McInnis was a member of the old council.
Three members of the old council, chair Gerard LeClair, Judy Gavin and Judy Morrissey-Richard did not reoffer.
McInnis will have four newcomers around his council table, among them Angel Murphy who led all candidates with 146 votes. Joining her at the table will be Cassie Gavin, 145 votes; Edward Gallant, 116 and Joey Carragher, 115. Votes were cast by 182 residents.
McInnis is looking forward to working with the new council and said he plans to sit down with each of them individually to learn their abilities before assigning council responsibilities.
“With some direction and some responsibilities, I think we will be a real good council,” McInnis commented after the results were known.
“They are the ones who will be running the community,” he pointed out. “I will give them more responsibility, which I think is theirs to use.”