And the winner is…

September 6, 2008

…Oakeshott, in a landslide.

64.14% first preference, 74.38% TCP.

Now for the people of Lyne to get used to having, you know, representation in Parliament.


Vaile’s gone

July 19, 2008

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/19/2308522.htm

Looks like Lyne will be going to the polls again.

But will Labor run a candidate? Seeing how they won’t in Mayo, where Downer has a smaller margin than Vaile, it seems unlikely.

I hope they do run, if only to provide a choice other than the Greens. If they could somehow convince Jamie Harrison to run for the ALP they’d have a good chance of getting a swing towards them – not that Harrison would do that, of course.