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Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

The Liberal party received the most votes in every ward in Waverley Council, but won big in Hunter ward (Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi) where they received 70% of the vote. Photo: Flickr/Brian Yap.

By EVA BAXTER

The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term.

The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the Greens picked up the final three seats, which is the same result as 2017’s council election.

The Liberal party received the most votes in every ward in Waverley Council, but won big in Hunter ward (Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi) where they received 70% of the vote.

The tightest race was for Bondi ward, where the Greens scored 36% to the Liberals 37%.

The ALP came in last in three out of the four wards.

The Liberal party saw the biggest positive swing +4.2, with Greens and the ALP seeing little change with +1.8 and -0.9, respectively.

Bondi Ward

The Greens almost took top spot in Bondi ward with 2,610 votes (36.5%), but the Liberal party came in first with 2,712 votes (37.9%). The ALP scored 1,830 votes (25.6%).

Incumbent Liberal Leon Goltsman, incumbent Green Dominic WY Kanak and ALP Michelle Gray are the councillors representing Bondi ward in 2022.

The margin between Michelle Gray and the un-elected candidate Liberal Brad Cole was 912 votes.

Hunter Ward

The Liberal party picked up two seats in Hunter ward, with the Greens not running candidates in this ward.

The Liberal party scored 70.2% of the total vote in Hunter ward, with 5,695 votes to the ALP’s 2,419 (29.8%).

Sally Betts and William Nemesh have been re-elected for the Liberal party in Hunter ward, along with fellow incumbent for the ALP Steven Lewis.

The margin between William Nemesh and un-elected Liberal candidate T (Dov) Frazer was 3,218 votes.

Lawson Ward

All councillors representing Lawson ward in the previous term will be returning in 2022.

Angela Burrill will represent the Liberals, former Mayor Paula Masselos represents the ALP, and Elaine Keenan for the Greens.

The Liberal party collected 3,772 votes (43%), the ALP received 2,402 votes (27.4%) and the Greens won 2,395 votes (27.3%).

The margin between Elaine Keenan and the un-elected candidate Independent Charles Hunter was 2,129 votes.

Waverley Ward

The Liberal party picked up 3,540 votes (44%) in Waverley ward, with incumbent Tony Kay returning to represent the Liberal party.

The Greens came in behind the Liberals with 2,428 votes (30.2%) and the ALP won the final seat with with 2,084 votes (25.9%).

First time councillors Ludovico Fabiano for the Greens and Tim Murray for Labor will represent Waverley ward.

1,935 votes separated Tim Murray from the un-elected candidate Liberal Kerry Pinkstone.

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