New South Wales

Sep 7, 2012

Labor looks to snag two seats on Sydney council to muzzle Moore

The Labor Party is confident of elevating two councillors to the City of Sydney at tomorrow's make-or-break poll, despite an expected landslide endorsing dog-collared incumbent Clover Moore as mayor.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The Labor Party is confident of elevating two councillors to the City of Sydney at tomorrow’s make-or-break poll, despite an expected landslide endorsing dog-collared incumbent Clover Moore as mayor.

Moore is running nine candidates as part of her so-called Independent Team, and is expected to garner either four or five councillors out of 10 (including herself) in the two separate ballots. The remainder will split between the Liberals, Greens, Labor and outsiders Living Sydney. Her shoo-in odds to continue her eight-year reign blew out this week from an unbackable $1.03 to $1.35 before moving back to $1.12 after a plunge.

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6 thoughts on “Labor looks to snag two seats on Sydney council to muzzle Moore

  1. ernmalleyscat

    “activist beak Damian Spruce”?!
    I don’t think that word means what you think it does.

  2. Karen

    C’mon CLOVER!! Will be voting for you with both hands and feet!!

  3. Edward James

    I wonder if anyone else has complained about the amount of illegal campaign material on power polls and other place where it is prohibited? So many of the people asking us to give our votes in trust can’t be bothered to conduct the people’s political business within the law. Section 151B of the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912. So with a pre-ballot performance like we have seen, what chance do we have of those voted in conducting our various local councils business within the law? Edward James.

  4. Luke Ledgerd

    http://tinyurl.com/strathfield shows you that the liberals supported the carbon tax! YES. And I know where they all live, and you can see that if you see the youtube video linked above. A senior liberal NSW Executive Member Joseph Tannous who runs Triple 888 Pty Ltd and 1st State Consultants (Lobbyists) is already in the paper in the SMH Article Drive in Drive Out Candidates. I have a leak to show he is directly profiting thousands from the carbon tax, whilst putting his own staff and his own brother to get elected by campaigning against the carbon tax.

    I have information showing that the entire NSW ESS system is being rorted and all the Sydney city councils are in on it. See the video and it’s discription. This will be a big story in the days to come. Liberals need to put their house in order if they are against the carbon tax and expel this carbon tax criminal in their ranks, or have NO INTEGRUITY in the eyes of the public.

  5. Bien Victor

    Andrew Crook’s article is Labor Party centric but then Crikey itself is about Big issues, as in bigger is better, and that itself is the problem. It wouldn’t matter whether it was from a Liberal Party centric view either, nor from the Greens, at least the ones in the City. Clover Moore’s agenda can be characterised as “Small is beautiful” or what she is on about is as if people mattered (wonderful upgrades to parks, lanes, human scale important buildings etc.). People who chase Big things don’t like her at all because her stance is in their way. A well known political figure satirised her approach, prompted by the Bangaroo issue, as “sandal wearing, muesli-chewing, bike-riding pedestrians”! So at one level Crikey is part of the problem, not part of the solution but at least it’s better than Murdoch! Whether I will start paying a subscription to them is in the balance.

  6. Edward James

    LUKE LEDGERD Posted Sunday, 9 September 2012 at 11:51 pm | Permalink That link was very interesting and worth a look for people like me who are not that computer literate. Edward James

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