Live coverage of Western Australia's Vasse by-election, where the Nationals are vaguely hopeful of poaching Troy Buswell's old seat from the Liberals.
A brief introduction to Saturday's by-election to fill the vacancy caused by Troy Buswell's resignation from the WA state seat of Vasse, which looms as a contest between the Liberals and the Nationals.
# % Swing 2PP Buti (ALP) 9927 57.9% 1.8% 71.0% Van Burgel (CDP) 3525 20.6% 13.2% 29.0% Tucak (IND) 1484 8.7% Davies (GRN) 2200 12.8% 2.5% Informal 960 5.3% -0.6% Booths counted (out of 12): 12 Counted (% of enrolment): 74.4% Turnout (% of 2008 vote): 92.0% 8.00pm. Special Institutions and Hospitals now added. Two-candidate […]
Time for a new thread. Politics watchers have had pretty big fish to fry recently, but as electoral minutiae are this site’s raison d’etre, here’s a review of looming events which might have escaped your notice. Feel free to discuss what you’d usually discuss in comments. Voters in the safe Labor WA state seat […]
# % SWING 2PP Chew (CDP) 1170 6.9% Tinley (ALP) 9123 53.8% 1.7% 60.0% Harper (GRN) 5177 30.5% 13.8% 40.0% Georgatos (IND) 1478 8.7% TOTAL 16948 COUNTED: 76.8% BOOTHS (OF 12): 12 Sunday. I’ve identified nine previous by-elections which were contested by Labor and the Greens but not the Liberals – four federal in which […]
Tuesday, November 24 Comments thread troublemaker Frank Calabrese has caught the attention of The West Australian’s Inside Cover. Saturday, November 14 The Fremantle Herald reports Gerry Georgatos is forming a new party he proposes to call the Real Greens. Such a name would certainly not be permissible under the Commonwealth Electoral Act, but the state’s […]
# % Swing 2PP Proj. Varga (IND) 574 3.3% Totten (CEC) 44 0.3% Ter Horst (IND) 145 0.8% Zagami (IND) 927 5.3% Boni (IND) 302 1.7% Du Plessis (FFP) 158 0.9% -0.8% Tagliaferri (ALP) 6,748 38.5% -0.4% 46.7% 47.1% Hollett (CDP) 300 1.7% -0.2% Lorrimar (IND) 136 0.8% Carles (GRN) 7,802 44.5% 17.5% 53.3% 52.9% […]
This post is being progressively updated to follow the campaign for the May 16 by-election in the Western Australian state seat of Fremantle. Episode one followed events from Jim McGinty’s resignation on April 3 through to May 6. Saturday, May 16 4pm. Just completed a circuit of the Fremantle booths. Carmelo Zagami was represented everywhere […]
This post is being progressively updated to follow events in the campaign for the May 16 by-election in the Western Australian state seat of Fremantle. Wednesday, May 6 Last night’s by-election forum at Notre Dame University saw a crowd of several hundred assemble to observe and interrogate 10 of the 11 candidates, independent Rosemary Anne […]
7.58pm. Notional preference count now up to half, producing no change worth mentioning. 7.54pm. Notional distribution of preferences, based on a bit less than a quarter of the vote, gives a Liberal-versus-Greens two-party preferred of 69.5-30.5. 7.51pm. I speak too soon: Murdoch University now in. Only 478 votes, so not sure what took them so […]