The Red Tea Detox

Former senator David Leyonhjelm’s state political profession is over earlier than it even started, with the NSW Electoral Fee’s remaining rely revealing the Liberal Democrats didn’t win an Higher Home seat.

Two weeks in the past Mr Leyonhjelm prematurely claimed victory when he printed a weblog publish titled “a manifesto for a crossbencher” and introduced it was “evident” he had been elected.

After preferences have been distributed this morning, it was confirmed he had not made the lower.

He additionally modified his Twitter bio, which had learn “NSW MLC for the Liberal Democrats” to “former senator for the Liberal Democrats”.

The Coalition received eight seats, Labor seven, two every for the Greens and One Nation, and one every for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Celebration and Animal Justice Celebration.

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Mr Leyonhjelm give up federal politics in January this yr to contest the NSW election as he needed to work on “nanny-state points”

The ultimate outcomes for the Higher Home finish a three-way race between Christian Democrat MLC Paul Inexperienced, One Nation’s second candidate Rod Roberts and Mr Leyonhjelm.

The Liberal Democrats secured 0.46 of a quota, or simply beneath half the votes they wanted to win a seat within the Higher Home.

David Leyonhjelm.

David Leyonhjelm.

That meant Mr Leyonhjelm was counting on preferences to make up a full quota.

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The Animal Justice Celebration’s Emma Hurst was the shock winner, securing an Higher Home seat on preferences.

The social gathering acquired just below half of the votes wanted to safe a seat earlier than the ultimate rely.

It’s doubtless the Sydney-born animal advocate social gathering will facet with the 2 Greens MPs in an unofficial progressive voting bloc.

The Coalition gained an eighth seat with the re-election of NSW Nationwide Wes Fang.

Labor’s seventh seat went to Electrical Commerce Union organiser and former Sutherland Shire Councillor Mark Buttigieg.

One Nation received a second seat on preferences, electing the social gathering’s quantity two candidate Rod Roberts.

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Former federal Labor chief Mark Latham was first on One Nation’s ticket, and had been assured of a spot for weeks.

Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Celebration did not safe a seat — though he was not up for election this time and can now be the social gathering’s solely Higher Home consultant.

The Inexperienced’s David Shoebridge was re-elected alongside newcomer Abigail Boyd.

The rely additionally revealed the candidate with the bottom variety of votes was David Walter from the social gathering Advance.

He achieved only one vote below-the-line on the Legislative Council poll.


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