When the new House of Representatives meets for the first time on August 30, it will have 38 new members and possibly 39.
The ALP will have 22 new members, the Coalition 15 and the Nick Xenophon Team 1. There are 25 males and 13 females
The seat of Herbert remains undecided, with the ALP ahead by 8 votes. A recount will determine if the LNP’s Ewen Jones will be returned for a third term or whether the ALP’s Cathy O’Toole takes the seat.
The ALP will have 22 new faces in the House. This includes 15 members from seats the ALP won from the Coalition and includes two returning members, Mike Kelly in Eden-Monaro and Steve Georganas in Hindmarsh. The other 7 new members have replaced retiring sitting members.
The Coalition will have 15 new members, including Julia Banks, the member for Chisholm, who represents the only seat the Coalition took from the ALP in the election. [Read more…]