Councillor Les McPhee has been returned as Mayor of Swan Hill Rural City Council for the next 12 months..

At their statutory council meeting on Tuesday afternoon , councillors elected the Lakes Ward Councillor as Mayor for the next 12 months.

For Cr McPhee it will be his fifth term as Mayor over the past six years, as he had previously served in the Mayoral role in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

There was also no change to the role of Deputy Mayor as Councillors also returned Cr Ann Young to the position she held over the 2016-17 year.