THE FALLOUT: Andrews gets to work as Libs begin the post-mortem
Senior Victorian Liberal John Pesutto will have to wait several days to learn his parliamentary future.
The Shadow Attorney-General held Hawthorn with a 8.6 per cent margin last week but today his seat is now in doubt following Saturday’s dramatic swing to Labor in the state election.
The electorates of Ripon, Brunswick and Bayswater complete the list of seats where a result is not expected until mid- to late-week.
The Victorian Electoral Commission is also making its way through the lengthy legislative council ballots.
Reason Party leader Fiona Patten could lose her spot in the Northern Metropolitan Region.
Federal government MPs are preparing meet to carry out a Victorian state election post-mortem, following the Coalition’s thumping defeat.
The latest Newspoll, in today’s Australian newspaper, shows the federal Coalition’s primary vote fell for a third opinion poll in a row to a near-record low of 34 per cent.
The federal Coalition trails Labor on a two-party preferred split of 45-55.
Independent Senator Derryn Hinch says the result should serve as a warning for the Coalition ahead of the federal poll, which is due by May 2019.
Daniel Andrews will begin another term as Premier after the overwhelmingly positive result for Labor.
Neil Mitchell was joined by Shadow Police Minister Ed O’Donohue, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Philip Dalidakis, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Monash University Dr Nic Economou and former 3AW political reporter and Senior Mornings Producer Heidi Murphy to dissect the details on Saturday night.
“It’s not looking good Neil, to put it mildly,” Mr O’Donohue said.
“The early results have been very surprising and very bad.”
“I think it’s a very strong result, an endorsement for many of the policies we implemented over our four years,” Mr Dalidakis said.
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