Analysis of the results show that both Labor and the Liberal Party lost votes to the Greens. The Greens "Its time" "This time I will vote Green" campaign hit its mark.
35% was impressive and beyond expectations. What was also of interest was that the Liberal vote declined from 24% down to 19% indicating that the Liberal party may have played dead in the campaign. Other parties also experienced a drop in their vote
Informal votes (19%) , Sex Party (1.8%*), Family First (43%) and the Greens (58%) all produced an increase (Expressed as a percentage *Sex Party a first time entrant).
At the same time the Liberal Party (-15%), ALP (-20%) and the Democrats (-58%) all experienced a decline in support. The Democrats as a percentage of their support being the greatest loser.
Much of the unexpected win was without any doubt a pox on both your houses. The tell tale sign being the low turnout which at present is 20% below expectation.
|PEARSON, Georgia||Family First||1,005||1.43||+0.43|
|BANDT, Adam||Australian Greens||25,387||36.10||+13.30|
|MURRAY, Joel||Australian Sex Party||1,244||1.77||+1.77|
|COLLYER, David||Australian Democrats||419||0.60||-0.83|
|GREEN, Penelope||Secular Party of Australia||470||0.67||+0.67|
|BOWTELL, Cath||Australian Labor Party||27,771||39.49||-10.02|
|......||Citizens Electoral Council of Australia||0||0.00||-0.67|
|......||Socialist Equality Party||0||0.00||-0.48|
|Candidate||Party||Votes||This Election (%)||Last Election (%)||Swing (%)|
|BANDT, Adam||Australian Greens||39,172||55.70||45.29||+10.41|
|BOWTELL, Cath||Australian Labor Party||31,154||44.30||54.71||-10.41|