The next closest in terms of personal popularity was the perennial Independent in South Ward, Eva Campbell, with 1358.
No other candidate has even clocked 1000 in their personal votes, including Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak. She may have rode strongly back into office on a substantial Liberal Vote in North Ward but her personal tally is just 258 votes.
The wonderful thing about Rob Mill’s vote is that he was at number two on an Independent ticket, which - as we wrote about earlier - had been hijacked by two Liberal Party members.
But when the Central Ward voting public realised the state of affairs and saw that their much-loved local butcher could get pushed aside by Liberals in his group ticket, a grassroots Vote-1 Rob Mills below-the-line campaign was born.
If this election result falls they way we have calculated below, it is very likely the major parties - and in particular the Liberals - will all want to be Rob's best friend. He could very well decide how important votes fall in this council.
Now lets look at the rest of the field and see how they fair. We can only make rough calculations and with votes still being counted, the situations described below could change.
South Ward, preferences and a spare 250 votes of an ungrouped candidate are likely to decide the outcome of this ward and counting is still continuing in this tight race.
The primary vote is strongest for Eva Campbell when it is combined with the above-the-line voting for her Independent ticket, but at this point in the count it seems preference flows could decide whether she comes in at number one or misses out altogether. Liberal Peter Sidgreaves is in exactly the same boat.
The preference flows from Group A, the Greg Copeland ticket, and Group C, the David Funnell ticket, are vital in this contest. If they are true independents and swap preferences, Greg Copeland is likely to get in and so would Eva Campbell.
However, if they turn out to be stooges for the Liberal Party, it could see Peter Sidgreaves (Lib), Greg Copeland (Ind with strong Liberal leanings) and Paul Farrow (ALP) end up as the final three for South Ward.
There is however one more wrinkle in this count. The race is so tight that if the ungrouped candidate, Henry Lewocki, sends the preferences of his 250 personal votes to Group E, Eva Campbell could be first over the line and Peter Sidgreaves may still miss out. Of all the wards, this is the one most up in the air.
This is all back of the sheet calculations and the outcome depends on the votes to come and how many voters vote below the line and the direction of their preferences.
Up in North Ward, Lara Symkowiak has unquestionably been returned, Cindy Cagney is also almost certainly home and the third spot is likely to go to the number 2 on the Liberal ticket, Michael Morrison.
At this stage we can safely assume that:
North Ward is likely to produce two Liberals and one Labor candidate.
Central Ward will definitely have at least one independent (Rob Mills), one Labor councillor (Ashleigh Cagney). Rob Mills has had such a thumping win that his preferences could decide whether Peter McLean (Independent) gets enough votes to outpoll Therese Fedeli (Liberal).
At the moment this weekends vote looks to have produced the following:
2 Liberals confirmed plus voting ally Greg Copeland
3 Labor Councillors
The two remaining spots, one in Central Ward and one South Ward could go to either independents or a Liberals.
If the Liberals get very lucky, they will again have a majority but on current calculations they are more likely to have at most four councillors - if we include Greg Copeland as a proxy Liberal; Labor will have three and there will be two independents.
There is, however, a lot of counting to go and preferences can be volatile. It will be interesting to see where this all finishes up later this week.