Hornsby local government election results emerging

With more than 60 per cent of the votes in the Hornsby Council local government election counted so far the Liberal Party seems to have won a clear majority in all three wards.

Hornsby has three wards, called A, B and C. Three councillors are a elected to each.

The popularly elected mayor then makes up the tenth councillor.

In 2008 Nick Berman, an independent, was elected as mayor. 

As well as Berman as Mayor, the Council elected in 2008 consisted of six independents, two Greens and one Labor councillor. Four of the Independents elected in 2008 are on Liberal tickets at the 2012 election.

The Liberal Party won 46 per cent of the votes counted so far and independents have won 29.4 per cent. The Labor party did not run any candidates for the Hornsby Council election.

The Greens have taken out 14.7 per cent of the votes counted at this stage.

In Ward A the Liberal Party has won 44.3 per cent of the votes counted so far and independents have won 18.2 per cent.

One group of independents running in the ward, led by sitting councillor and deputy mayor Mick Smart won 14.7 per cent of the vote and another group, led by Jeremy Greenwood-Graham won 3.9 per cent.

The Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) won 4 per cent of the votes counted in the ward so far and The Greens won 14.5 per cent. An ungrouped independent took out 0.01 per cent of the vote.

In Ward B, the Liberals have won 43.2 per cent of the votes counted so far and the indepedents, led by incumbent mayor Nick Berman, have won 36.1 per cent.

The Greens have taken out 12.2 per cent of the votes in the ward and a group of independents have won 8.5 per cent.

In Ward C the Liberals, led by sitting councillor Michael Hutchence have won 51.3 per cent of the votes counted so far and the independents have won 24.4 per cent.

The Liberal Democrats, The Greens and an ungrouped candidate have respectively claimed 5.1, 17.6 and 0.07 per cent of the votes counted so far.

The counting continues.

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