KOGARAH mayor Nickolas Varvaris was not singled out for praise during Miray Hindi's farewell speech on her last night as a councillor this week.
The mayor shook hands with the two other departing councillors but there was no embrace between Cr Varvaris and Cr Hindi, running mates who became rivals over the course of four years.
Cr Hindi's Liberal colleagues have not endorsed her for Kogarah council preselection.
The mayor said she was "a valued member of the council team", who "took her role in a studious and diligent manner", but could not say exactly why she was dropped.
Cr Hindi said Kogarah was "the jewel in the crown" of St George, and thanked fellow councillors for the way they "managed to work well together".
She was not able to be contacted after the meeting.
She won a seat with Kogarah Council in September 2008 by running as the second candidate on Cr Varvaris' Middle Ward ticket.
Then known as Mireille Hindi, she served on the council for two years before mounting a challenge against the mayor in a preselection battle for the NSW government seat of Kogarah.
She defeated Cr Varvaris, shortened her name and took on Labor's Cherie Burton in the polls.
The wider election was a Liberal landslide that saw Labor MPs Frank Sartor and Kevin Greene lose Rockdale and Oatley to Liberals John Flowers and Mark Coure.
But Cr Hindi could not oust Labor's Cherie Burton.
Cr Hindi will now stand in the Peakhurst Ward of Hurstville Council, where her husband Con serves as deputy mayor.