The NSW state government has written to councils laying out the timetable for council elections for those councils which have not yet been amalgamated. This timetable could well see council elections held in every one of the next four years, with the possibility of some new councils not facing election until the next regular council election in 2020.
Articles from The Tally Room
While the results in Wollongong and Canterbury were less interesting (Labor retained both seats), the result in Orange was fascinating.
The Nationals vote has cratered, but those votes did not go to Labor. Instead the Shooters were the main beneficiary.
Orange by-election results – 38 booths reporting, 9 booths reporting 2CP
While we were all recoveri
11:00pm – Here’s my final update for tonight.
Based on the work I’ve shown in the last few updates, I estimate that Labor has won twelve seats, the Liberals have won nine and the Greens have won two.
Labor has won two in each district, plus a third in Ginninderra and Yerrabi. The Liberal Party is on two seats in all districts except Kurrajong. The Greens have won seats in Kurrajong and Murrumbidgee.
The two other seats still in play are:
This blog has been pretty quiet since the conclusion of the NSW council elections. I’m working on a few different projects in the background and I just wanted to give a quick update.
Coverage of local council
12:10am – Last comment from me, a summary of the state of the race in the nine biggest councils:
Polls have just opened in those NSW councils holding elections today.
I won’t be blogging during the day, but will be doing some results coverage tonight. Feel free to use this post as an open thread.
I’ve written guides to the eight most populous councils. These councils are marked in blue on the below map, and if you click on a council you can click through to the guide. You can also access the guides from the menu at the top of the site.