Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore feels that these changes are an attack on her and yet another attempt to oust her from the position that she has held since 2004. Labor councillor Linda Scott has also been outraged by the proposed changes, labelling them as undemocratic. “It’s not just an attack on Clover Moore, it’s an attack on democracy and anyone who isn’t a member of the Liberal party.”
Councillor John Mant agrees with Crs Moore and Scott, accusing the Liberal party of manipulating the election process. “They can’t win the vote normally so [have to] gerrymander the whole process.”
“Why should a corporation have two votes and an ordinary person only have one? There is no logic in that, it is blatant vote rigging,” Cr Mant said.
However, Mr Mant has found the latest attempt to get rid of Moore rather comical: “It reminds me of the Tom and Jerry cartoon,” he said, “with both parties struggling to get Moore just as Tom struggled to catch Jerry. It’s just another go.”