A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Gippsland by-election

We're not the only country with a by-election or two.

In Australia voting is taking place in the Gippsland seat in rural Victoria. It's been held by the National Party and its predecessors since 1922.

Labor are unlikely to gain it but might get a swing in their favour in the first federal by-election since Kevin Rudd took power.

Result after transfers in the 2007 General Election was Nat 55.9%, ALP 44.1%.

ABC's News' Antony Green's profile of the seat is here.

If anyone in Australia is reading this and knows the result before I post it here, please can they post it in the comments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the nats have won, 61-39 approximately 2PP, swing 5% away from the govt. Both the ALP and Nats have -8% on the primaries, but the nats are getting 80+ of the lib preferences to win

10:29 am, June 28, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you probably know Malcolm Powers, Henley Agent, and South East Regional Organiser, has indicated his intention of quitting the UK for the sunny climes of OZ.shortly after ,what he takes for granted will be a Party defeat...He could offer a hand in the by election but after the balls he made in Henley his intervention would not be welcome..

4:20 pm, June 28, 2008

Anonymous Alun said...

There was also a by-election for a seat in the Victorian parliament; ALP hold with a reduced majority (over an independent of some kind or other).

5:27 pm, June 28, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good place for you to head off to for a spot of campaigning. See you back here in about 100 years.

9:02 pm, June 28, 2008

Anonymous Andrew Boff said...

Lots of Oil and Gas in the Gippsland Basin. I advise all to buy shares in oil compnaies with licenses in the area. Don't say I don't do anything for you

10:56 am, June 29, 2008

Anonymous Charlene Wallaby said...

Don't believe a thing that failed Mayoral candidate Boff tells you. Gippsland is most famous for Gippsland Blue which, despite its appealing name, is not a dead Tory parrot but a stinky veined cheese.

10:37 pm, June 29, 2008

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