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Helen Shwery sworn in as Ward 1 Cambridge councillor

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There's a new Cambridge Ward 1 councillor in town.

Helen Shwery was officially sworn in to her new role Tuesday evening following the Nov. 13 byelection.

"I am confident that Councillor Shwery will bring a unique point of view to decisions made at council be a valuable asset to discussions and a passionate advocate for residents of Ward 1," said Cambridge Mayor Jan Liggett in a statement. "It will be good to have a full complement of council once again and we look forward to working with Helen as part of our team.”

Shwery replaces long-time councillor Donna Reid, who passed away in August.

A total of 1,940 votes were cast in the by-election, which the city says represents 13.7 per cent of eligible voters. Shwery won with 944.

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