Nays for Wendt, likes for Tully and votes for Antoniolli
IF QT's online readers are a judge of who will be the next deputy mayor of Ipswich, it won't be Wayne Wendt.
The former Ipswich Jets CEO put his hand up for the vacant position two days after winning Division 5.
On Facebook Wendt got more nays than yeas. Bruce Steven wrote: "Certainly not Wayne Wendt, you can see he is eyeing off the Mayors job come next election. That how professional pollies work." A view echoed by Pat Taylor, "Anyone other than Wayne Wendt."
Readers were more kind to Councillors Paul Tully and Andrew Antonoilli.
Tully was the popular choice on Facebook with almost twice as many votes as Antonoilli. However the Division 7 winner was ahead of his Goodna colleague in the official online poll, and at the time of going to press, Antoniolli lead with 45% of the vote.
Marion Retschlag picked Antonoilli over Tully because "Andrew is the best looking of the lot" and others felt Tully wasn't ideal because "two Pauls would be confusing."
David Morrison was also winning in the official count, with 23% of the vote to Tully's 13. He also found an unlikey ally on Facebook in Patricia Petersen, who wrote: "David Morrison, Cheryl Bromage then Wayne Wendt."
QT liker Maureen Clifford ScribblyBark Poetry wanted to see more of a balance in council and cast her vote for Cheryl Bromage, who's trailing on 11% in the official standings.
There was also some good news for David Pahlke. The Division 10 councillor isn't even in the race, yet received enough likes to suggest he might want to reconsider his position.
But the most intriguing suggestion in the poll came from Craig O'Brien, who wrote: "I reckon put Gary Duffy as deputy mayor …"
Who would get your vote for deputy mayor of Ipswich?
This poll ended on 29 March 2016.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.