The counting is complete following the Wollongong Council elections on September 9.
According to the Electoral commission website, there were 51,591 voters in Ward One but only 41,880 of us voted. That’s a turnout of 81.8%.
39,400 of these votes counted. Another 24,800 were informal.
So our Ward One councillors for the next four years, in order of votes, highest to lowest, are-
Janice Kershaw- Labour
Leigh Colacino- Liberal
Mithra Cox- Greens
Jenelle Rimmer- Labour
Team Labour vowed before the election to take a serious look at our Northern Illawarra traffic woes. You can read that story HERE
Greens Mithra Cox has also listed her campaign promises. She’s opposed to the Hub station situation saying Council has some sway with the State Government relating to our crazy train timetable which has created parking dramas for the Southern side of the village.You can read those HERE
The Greens are celebrating huge swings across the board in the Wollongong Council elections.
“We achieved an amazing election result,” says Mithra. “This is the highest vote for The Greens in the Illawarra at any election since Michael Organ was elected at the Member for Cunningham in 2002, with a primary vote of 23%.
“Cath Blakely in Ward Two and I have both been comfortably elected to Council.
“These are huge swings to The Greens,” she says. “We won booths in Austinmer, Coledale and Thirroul on primary votes.
“This result is a testament to the amazing hard work of all our volunteers. I am humbled to be part of such a fantastic movement of people driven by our shared vision for a better world.”.