''I was with the majority in voting for Dr Gillespie," Greater Taree City councillor, Brad Christensen told Wednesday night's special meeting. "I thought he would stand up for our area I have been proved wrong."
"I blame (former Lyne MP) Rob Oakeshott," Greater Taree City councillor Peter Epov said. "He opened a window and showed us what a good representative can do. He showed us what we are entitled to."
"Take up the mantle and represent this community," Cr Alan Tickle said. "I am looking for representatives to do what they were elected to do and that starts with the Northern Gateway transport hub and the roads and bridges package."