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Tasmanian upper house elections: Huon and Rosevears

Seven weeks after their landslide election win, Tasmania’s Liberals are hoping to remain on the front foot at tomorrow’s elections for two of the state’s 15 upper house seats.

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Tasmanian upper house elections

Hold on to your hats election buffs, for today’s the day Tasmania elects one fifth of its Legislative Council.

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Hobart and Western Tiers live

Sunday. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has provisionally reviewed the preferences and been unable to determine definitively that the Greens will finish ahead of Labor in Hobart, although it seems fairly clear that they will. Beyond that, only the margin of Valentine’s win over whoever finishes second is at issue. In Western Tiers, Greg Hall has [...]

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Tasmanian upper house elections: May 5

Voters in two of Tasmania’s 15 Legislative Council divisions (or at least, those of them who can be bothered) will go to the polls on Saturday, a result of the quaint arrangement for that chamber in which elections are held annually for members who serve terms staggered over a six-year cycle. These elections have more [...]

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Tasmanian upper house elections live

Figures at close of counting on polling day. RUMNEY # % Swing Proj. Lin Thorp 5718 33.3% -14.2% * Tony Mulder 4783 27.9% Paul Mason 2554 14.9% Penelope Ann 2299 13.4% 2.1% 14.3% Others 1808 10.5% Booths counted (/22) 22 DERWENT # % Swing Proj. Craig Farrell 6558 39.1% -12.3% 39.3% Jenny Branch 3341 19.9% [...]

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Tasmanian upper house elections

One-fifth of Tasmanian voters will go to the polls tomorrow, the first Saturday in May being the usual date for its periodical Legislative Council elections. These are traditionally dull affairs owing to the chamber’s unique non-partisan composition: the current numbers there are Labor three, Liberal one and independents 11. Recently though, an ageing Labor government’s [...]

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2011: episode one

Happy new year everybody. Limiting our brief to known knowns, we have the following entries in the 2011 electoral calendar. • The NSW Labor government’s date for the electoral mincer is set for March 26. Mumble man Peter Brent has bravely ventured that Labor “will do better than opinion polls in 2010 said they would, [...]

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Newspoll: 52-48 to Labor

After a fairly lengthy period where the phone pollsters marched in lock-step, GhostWhoVotes reports that Newspoll has broken away from the pack with a 52-48 lead for Labor. More to follow. UPDATE: The Australian reports Julia Gillard’s lead as preferred prime minister is up from 49-34 to 54-31, but that “only 23 per cent of [...]

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Tasmanian upper house (Elwick) election live

7.29pm. All booths now in: Taylor 48.5 per cent, Labor 38.3 per cent, Greens 13.2 per cent. 7.11pm. Three more booths have slightly increased the Greens vote to 12.9 per cent: Labor now unlikely to crack 40 per cent, Taylor unlikely to crack 50 per cent. 7.04pm. Kevin Bonham: “the bounce to (the Greens) operating [...]

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Pembroke by-election live

Tuesday, August 11 The preference distribution has been completed. Goodwin has been elected on the sixth count with 10,143 votes (51.1 per cent), with independent Richard James in second place on 5510 (27.7 per cent) and Greens candidate Wendy Heatley in third on 4125 (21.2 per cent). Goodwin’s final two-candidate margin over James will never [...]

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