Bill Martin / Saturday, October 17, 2020 / Categories: News E-voting Proves Popular in Oxford Oxford has a new mayor. Greg Henley has been elected to replace Mayor Trish Stewart who retired after sixteen years on council. Henley defeated Arnold MacDonald, a two-time candidate for the mayor’s chair who has never served on council. Henley garnered 358 votes while MacDonald enjoyed the support of 205 voters. Meanwhile, four councillors were elected by acclamation including incumbents Wade Adshade and Brenton Colborne, along with the newly elected Carla Black, and Paul Jones. Two vacancies remain and will be filled in a by-election sometime soon. The election marked the first through electronic voting and produced a 60.7% turnout, including 433 by internet devices and 122 by telephone. The general consensus is that evoting was quick and easy and prompted more people than usual to cast a ballot. Add your comments below. Print 1300 Rate this article: 4.3 Tags: Paul JoneselectionTrish StewartOxfordBrenton ColborneArnold MacDonaldWade AdshadeMayore-votingGreg HenleyCarla Black Please login or register to post comments.