Goodbye & Good Riddance!
BY OUR CHIEF CIVIC ROUNDSMAN
The dysfunctional Liberal dominated Ryde City Council will be cleaned out at this year’s Council elections on Saturday September 9.
The Liberals were elected four years ago when State Labor was on the nose after 16 years of erratic Labor government. The reverse is true this year with the Liberals on the nose.
When John Howard was the local Bennelong MP and Prime Minister he wouldn’t allow the local Liberals to stand for local government because he believed they could bring discredit to the party, and how right he was.
Under the current leadership Ryde Council has degenerated to a three ring circus with the ringmaster a prize clown.
A new breed of young, lean and clean Liberals are spearheading the move to oust the existing decadent Liberal councillors in an attempt to create a better impression for the party prior to the next State elections when Labor is on the ascendancy.
Nominations close August 9
Nominations for candidates at the Saturday September 9 Council elections close at 12 noon on Wednesday August 9.
New faces will be elected to Hunters Hill Council which along with Lane Cove is still fighting the Berejiklian Liberal State government over forced amalgamation with Ryde Council.
Former mayor Ross Williams will contest the mayoralty as will current deputy Mayor Mark Bennett and there is a possibility the Liberal Party will officially nominate candidates for the first time.
At Lane Cove just two of the existing six Liberal councillors have been endorsed to date namely mayor Deborah Hutchens and former mayor David Brooks-Horn.
NEW INDEPENDENTS LAUNCH AT EASTWOOD
Liberal mayor Colonel Pickering
Liberal Deputy Mayor Jane Stott
Clr Craig Chung to Sydney City Council
Former mayor and councillor Artin Etmekdjian convicted of illegal arms and Tax Office fraud offences and dismissed from office