Friday, April 26, 2024

Sydney picks five leaf Clover

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has secured her fifth term in the Harbour City’s top role after a comprehensive win at the polls this weekend.

By late last night, counting showed that the independent candidate had won, with around 43% of the vote.

“Thank you for supporting the continuation of our Independent, progressive and community-led City government,” Ms Moore said via her Twitter account this afternoon.

Fellow independent candidate, Yvonne Weldon received around 16% of the vote, while Labor candidate and LGNSW President, Linda Scott pulled in a similar figure.

76-year-old Ms Moore told ABC News she was feeling “as energised as ever” about yet another term.

“We’re really powering and I want more work to continue … there’s still so many opportunities and possibilities,” she said.

As she heads into her fifth term, Ms Moore said she was focused on fighting harder for the environment – she has pledged to increase the tree canopy 75% by 2050 – and on the post-lockdown recovery of Sydney’s CBD.

Ms Moore has been Sydney’s Lord Mayor since 2004 and is the longest serving Lord Mayor of Sydney since the creation of the City of Sydney in 1842.

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