The Liberal Party chose not to endorse an official ticket for Penrith City Council in 2012, but Liberals managed to win six seats on unofficial Liberal tickets. Labor managed four seats, along with three independents, and one seat each for the Greens and Australia First.
The Liberal Party governed the council in alliance with two independents from 2008 until 2014, when the alliance broke down. For the last two years, the mayoralty has been shared between the two major parties.
Labor will be hoping to rebound in Penrith in 2016, but they are a long way away from a clear majority on the council.