Council party trends, updated

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This is a quick post updating this post from shortly after the council elections with the final results after the conclusion of the count.

I won’t do much more analysis on the trends, but it’s worth noting the final totals. Across Greater Sydney, the Labor vote ended up at 32.87%, up from 31.76% on the early figures. The Liberal vote dropped from 24.89% to 24.32%. The Greens dropped from 9.71% to 9.13%. The vote for others was mostly steady.

Here is the chart showing the vote for each party in Greater Sydney over the last five election cycles:

And this is the map showing the percentage of the vote and swing in each Greater Sydney council:

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Is it a bit difficult to call statewide swings at LG compared to state or federal, as parties often strategically decide whether to run in LG (unlike the other 2 tiers), with parties running candidates as “independents” or strategically focusing resources in particular races.
    Take the swing “down” for the Greens, who increased their number of councillors from 57 to 65.

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