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Coast returns to Labor

Posted by Edgar Adams on 1 June 2022

The Central Coast has returned to its roots as an ALP stronghold with Member for Dobell being convincingly reelected and Dr Gordon Reid, with the help of The Greens out voting Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks.

Early results showed Dr Reid with 39% and Mrs Wicks 39% of the first preference count.  The Greens got almost 10% which secured Dr Reid’s position.   All up, eleven candidates stood in Robertson.

In Dobell Ms McBride got 43% with Liberal candidate receiving 39%, again The Greens’ almost 9% of the vote ensured Ms McBride would walk in.

The two candidate preferred vote after the first day’s count showed Ms McBride with 56.5% and Dr Feneley with 43.5%. Ms McBride increased her margin this time around from 51.5% in 1999.

Author:Edgar Adams
Tags:Election News

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