HORNSBY - a few surprises
Here are the nine new ward councillors for Hornsby Shire Council, elected by an enrolled 99,160 voters (assuming all or most people voted) in the shire. Comparing the results to the last council, three things jump out:
there are still only two woman - Greens councillor Emma Heyde and Labour’s Janelle McIntosh, which despite being an improvement by one from the last administration is still not enough and not compared to other councils there’s only one independent, Vince Del Gallego, the Liberals dominate the council significantly. Out of nine councillors, four are Liberal. In a tied council vote the Liberal Mayor gets the deciding vote, making it a Liberal dominated forum.
THE NEW MAYOR
Your new Mayor Philip Ruddock, is a Liberal, replacing Steve Russell ousted by the Liberal party after his outspoken wish to see the part of Hornsby Shire given to Parramatta Council in last year’s amalgamation shuffle, given back to Hornsby. The Deputy Mayor will be popularly elected by fellow councillors at the first meeting of the new council on October 11, likely to be a Liberal given the numbers.
THE NEW COUNCILLORS - EACH WILL SERVE A FOUR YEAR TERM
Ward A: Nathan Tilbury (Liberal), Warren Waddell (Liberal), Mick Marr (Labour)
Ward B: Robert Browne (Liberal), Joseph Nicita (Greens), Janelle McIntosh (Labour)
Ward C: Michael Hutchence (Liberal), Emma Heyde (Greens), Vince Del Gallego (Independent)