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WA By-Elections


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.

Vasse by-election live

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.

Vasse by-election: October 18

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.

Armadale by-election live

# % 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 […]

Armadale and Araluen and Walter Taylor

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 […]

Willagee by-election live

# % 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 […]

Willagee by-election: November 28

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 […]

Fremantle by-election live

# % 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% […]

Fremantle by-election: May 16 (episode two)

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 […]

Fremantle by-election: May 16

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 […]

Murdoch by-election live

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 […]