/ 03 May 2021

Liberals like them Tassie apples…

It wasn’t the landslide victory the coronavirus delivered incumbents in Western Oz and Queensland, but Liberal leader Peter Gutwein claimed his party’s 3rd consecutive win in Tassie – a first for his side in the state. Counting will be completed in the coming days, but it looks like the Liberals will end up with 13 seats – that means majority government with a margin of one seat. Labor will likely retain 9 seats despite a 4.5% swing against them. And the Greens picked up more votes than last time, but not more seats – it’s got 2, and there’s one independent. That’s where things stood a couple of months ago… Labor leader Rebecca White said it wasn’t her time as “there is no doubt that Peter Gutwein and our public health officials kept our community safe and tonight’s result reflects that.” Gutwein thanked Taswegians for their support.

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