The Senate results for New South Wales were finalised and announced this morning.
The Coalition retained 5 of its 6 senators, the ALP 4, the Greens 1 and Liberal Democrats 1. The final place was taken by One Nation.
The final composition of the Senate is now:
- Coalition 30 (-3)
- ALP 26 (+1)
- Greens 9 (-1)
- One Nation 4 (+4)
- Nick Xenophon Team 3 (+2)
- Liberal Democrats 1 (-)
- Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party 1 (+1)
- Family First 1 (-)
- Jacqui Lambie Network 1 (-)
- TOTAL = 76
The Coalition polled 35.85% of the primary vote and secured the re-election of its 5 senators – Marise Payne, Arthur Sinodinos, Fiona Nash (Nats), Connie Fierravanti-Wells and John Williams (Nats).
The Coalition has failed to replace Bill Heffernan, who retired at the election. Hollie Hughes, who at one stage threatened the Fierravanti-Wells’ position, has not been elected.
The ALP polled 31.28%, enough to return its 4 incumbent senators: Sam Dastyari, Jenny McAllister, Deborah O’Neill and Doug Cameron.
The Greens polled 7.41%, re-electing Lee Rhiannon to a second term.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation polled 4.10% of the vote and elected Brian Burston. His election means that One Nation will have 4 senators in the new parliament.
The Liberal Democrats secured the re-election of David Leyonhjelm, off a primary vote of 3.09%. [Read more…]