The Labor majority in Leichhardt-Gulgadya could also be reconsidered following a demand for a recount after former liberal adviser Vittoria Raciti, who had run as independent in the December 4 election, failed to succeed. get a place.

Cr Byrne declined to comment on the claims on Tuesday. However, a spokeswoman for the New South Wales Election Commission confirmed that applications for the two wards are being considered by the commissioner, John Schmidt.

Re-elected Labor adviser Donna Davis is running for mayor of Parramatta.

A new calculation of the results could strongly influence the board’s treatment of the positive vote aimed at de-merging the merged board into its three predecessors, Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt.

While all sides have pledged to endorse the outcome, the tenacity with which the council advocates for the split will likely vary, given that the former Labor bloc voted against holding a poll.

While Labor and Greens still vie for control of the Inner West, the dynamics in Parramatta were very different, with a coalition between the two parties supposed to secure a majority after the Liberal Party refused to support candidates in the Sydney’s second largest city this year.


Second-term councilor Donna Davis, whose good result at Epping got her number two Cameron Maclean to go all the way, will run for mayor, with re-elected Green Councilor Phil Bradley publicly backing her tilt.

“They’ll get my vote at least most of the time, and certainly in the overall governance of the board,” Cr Bradley said.

“Councilor Davis was quite remarkable in her first term. She’s shown good leadership and she’s a smart and caring woman, and it’s about time we had a woman as mayor.

Eight of the 15 newly elected councilors in the municipality are women, the highest number in the council’s 160-year history.

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