CORRECTION TO WSWS ARTICLE
- The WSWS article on the local government elections gives Peter
McDonald's first preference vote in Manly as 39%. This may be the
result of a confusing S.M.H. article which claimed that McDonald had
won 39% more first preference votes than Liberal incumbent Jean Hay.
The election was a two horse race and Peter McDonald won 59% of the
vote and lost only one booth and that by just six votes.
It is true that the A.L.P. failed to have anyone elected to
Council. The A.L.P. ticket polled just around 800 votes well behind
the Greens who polled around 1400 and just ahead of a team of
independents. It will be the first time in over a quarter of a
century that the A.L.P. does not have representation on either the
Manly or Warringah Councils. My father was one of two A.L.P.
Councillors elected to Warringah Shire Council in 1977. At the
following election in 1980 the A.L.P. won four seats and also held
the two local State seats of Wakehurst and Manly following the
Wranslide in 1978.