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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Labor wins in Queensland

Congratulations to the Australian Labor Party on unexpectedly holding on to power today in federal PM Kevin Rudd's home state of Queensland. It's the first time Labor has won a fifth term in the state since 1944, and important for Rudd and federal Labor as the party gained 9 marginal seats in Queensland when it won at federal level.

Full results here: http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2009/

Pauline Hanson, former leader of the racist One Nation party lost to the Liberal Nationals in the seat she was trying to make a comeback in.

2 Comments:

OpenID alunephraim said...

I had a feeling that a Labor majority was more likely than the polls suggested (Queensland doesn't change governments often and there seemed to be no head of steam behind the LNP), but the comfortable margin is quite a shock (a nice one though).

6:32 pm, March 21, 2009

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Well at least you can go and live there in 2010 when UK New Labour lose their last chance run the country.

1:00 pm, March 22, 2009

 

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