HORNSBY - a few sur­prises

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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)

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